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November 8, 2012
49ers list season-high nine players on injury list. What's going on?

The 49ers have a season-high nine players listed on their injury report today despite playing only one game in the last 21 days. Bad luck? Attrition? Overly physical practices?

My guess is that the team is being extra cautious after watching a handful of other squads -- including brother John's Ravens -- get fined $20,000 for violating the league's procedures for reporting injury information. Safety Ed Reed last month told a local radio station that he's been playing with a torn labrum. The problem: Baltimore hadn't listed Reed on their injury reports. The Rams, Redskins and Bills also have been fined for the same infraction.

All of the 49ers on the injury report this week practiced in full, an indication that none is too serious. Two new ones -- Michael Crabtree and Patrick Willis -- were added today.

full participation
WR Michael Crabtree (illness), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow), RB Frank Gore (hand), G Daniel Kilgore (concussion), P Andy Lee (hand), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), QB Alex Smith (right finger), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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