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49ers vs. Rams Injury Report: NFL Playoff Updates On Cam Akers, Trent Williams, More For NFC Championship

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And then there were four.

49ers vs. Rams will wrap up the two-game slate on Sunday and the NFL’s Conference Championships. The Rams, who finished 12-5 during the regular season and advanced to the NFC Championship Game after defeating the Cardinals and Buccaneers, will have home-field advantage for this contest. The 49ers finished 10-7 during the regular season and advanced to the NFC Championship after pulling off upsets over the Cowboys and Packers.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

The final injury report of the week was released on Friday. Seven players were listed on the 49ers’ side and eight players were on the Rams’ (one more than Thursday).


49ers vs. Rams Injury Report

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Friday Update

The Friday injury report for the 49ers featured the same seven players as Tuesday and Wednesday.

Running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) was upgraded from limited to full today after starting the week as a non-participant due to a knee injury. Mitchell will not carry an injury designation into the weekend. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) was upgraded from a DNP to limited due to an ankle injury and is questionable to play this week

Left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) was the team’s lone DNP today. He, too, is questionable for Sunday. The remaining four players — quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right thumb), defensive lineman Nick Bosa (not injury related), center Alex Mack (not injury related) and cornerback Ambry Thomas (knee) were full participants once again.

Noteworthy omissions from the report this week were wide receiver Deebo Samuel (knee) and tight end George Kittle. Both were banged up against the Packers, but managed to avoid serious injury and should be good to go come Sunday.

The Friday injury report for the Rams featured one new addition from Thursday. Running back Cam Akers (rest) was given a day of rest and did not participate in practice today. Akers is recovering from a torn Achilles he suffered in training camp this season. He has appeared in the past three games and has tallied 53 touches for 176 all-purpose yards since his return.

The only status change on the Rams’ end was backup quarterback John Wolford (illness), who was added to the report yesterday as a DNP and was upgraded to a full participant today. Backup left tackle Joe Noteboom (chest) was a non-participant for the third day in a row due to a chest injury and is listed as doubtful to play. Wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) and safety Taylor Rapp (concussion) were limited again and will both carry the questionable tag heading into the weekend. Starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee), running back Buddy Howell (hamstring), and nose tackle Greg Gaines (toe) practiced in full for the second day in a row. Whitworth sat out the Rams’ divisional round clash with the Buccaneers while battling a knee injury, but appears to be on track to return this week.

Thursday Update

The Thursday injury report for the 49ers featured the same seven players as Wednesday.

Center Alex Mack (not injury related) and defensive lineman Nick Bosa (not injury related) were both upgraded from non-participants to full participants after missing practice due to non-injury related reasons. Running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) was upgraded from a non-participant to limited and cornerback Ambry Thomas (knee) was upgraded from limited to full. Thomas missed last week due to a knee injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right thumb) practiced in full for the second day in a row, while left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) and running back Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) did not practice again and were the team’s only non-participants today. Wilson suffered a low ankle sprain against the Packers that knocked him out of last week’s game.

The Thursday injury report for the Rams featured one new addition. Backup quarterback John Wolford (illness) was added to the report as a non-participant due to an illness.

Nose tackle Greg Gaines (toe) was one of three DNPs yesterday. He was upgraded to a full participant, while wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) was upgraded from a DNP to limited. Starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth (knee) and running back Buddy Howell (hamstring) were both upgraded from limited to full participants.

Whitworth sat out the divisional round while battling a knee injury, but appears to be on track to return this week. This is good news considering backup left tackle Joe Noteboom (chest) was a non-participant once again. Safety Taylor Rapp (concussion) remained limited while in the concussion protocol. Rapp has missed all of the Rams’ playoff action thus far.

Wednesday Update

The Wednesday injury report for the 49ers included seven players — five on offense and a pair for the defense.

Headlining the report is quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right thumb), who has been battling a torn UCL in his throwing hand for weeks. Garoppolo is expected to undergo surgery for the injury during the offseason. He has not missed any time since Week 17 and was a full participant on Wednesday.

Running backs Elijah Mitchell (knee) and Jeff Wilson Jr. (ankle) were non-participants with knee and ankle injuries, respectively. Mitchell is a frequent feature on this report and rushed 17 times for 53 yards last week. Wilson suffered a low ankle sprain against the Packers last week and did not return. Both of their statuses could be in jeopardy for this coming week.

Center Alex Mack (not injury related) and left tackle Trent Williams (ankle) were the two other offensive players on the injury report as non-participants. Mack’s absence was non-injury related, while Williams has been battling an ankle injury that has kept him on the injury report of late.

The San Francisco defensive players listed were defensive lineman Nick Bosa (not injury related) and cornerback Ambry Thomas (knee). Bosa had been on the injury report last week while in the concussion protocol, though his non-participation today was non-injury related. Thomas missed last week due to a knee injury and was limited in practice on Wednesday.

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The Wednesday injury report for the Rams included six players total, four of which are on offense. 

Both left tackles Andrew Whitworth (knee) and Joe Noteboom (chest) were listed on the injury report today. Whitworth was held out of the Divisional Round with a knee injury and was replaced by Noteboom, who suffered a pectoral injury during the game. Whitworth logged a limited practice while Noteboom was a non-participant.

The other Los Angeles offensive players listed were wide receiver Van Jefferson (knee) and running back Buddy Howell (hamstring). Jefferson was a non-participant due to a knee injury, while Howell — the team’s fourth-string running back — was limited with a hamstring injury that held him out of the Rams’ two playoff games. Jefferson reeled in two of three targets for 29 yards last week against the Buccaneers.

The Los Angeles defensive players listed were nose tackle Greg Gaines (toe) and safety Taylor Rapp (concussion). Gaines was a non-participant with a toe injury while Rapp was limited today. Rapp has missed all of the Rams’ playoff action while in the concussion protocol.


NFL Injury Report Glossary

For Daily Practice Statuses

  • DNP: Acronym for “did not participate” in practice that day.
  • LP: Acronym for “limited participation” in practice that day.
  • FP: Acronym for “full participation” in practice that day.
  • (-): Not listed.

For Game Statuses

  • Out: Will not play this week.
  • Doubtful: Unlikely to play this week.
  • Questionable: Not certain to play this week.
  • (-): Not listed (in most cases means “active”).

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