Packers vs. 49ers Injury Report: Both Teams Healthy Heading Into NFC Championship Game
Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images. Pictured: George Kittle
The Green Bay Packers will face off against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game matchup (6:40 p.m. ET on FOX).
We’re tracking key injuries for both teams in the run-up to kickoff. You’ll find the latest news with our daily updates outlined below.
Packers vs. 49ers Injury Report: NFC Championship Game
It’s good news for both teams on Friday as all players were removed from the 49ers’ and Packers’ injury reports. The only player listed on Green Bay’s report is FB Danny Vitale (knee). It’s safe to say they each have a clean bill of health heading into the AFC Championship Game.
The big news of the day was TE George Kittle (ankle) practicing in full. DL Dee Ford (quad/hamstring) was also upgraded to a limited session, while LB Kwon Alexander (pec) had his second consecutive limited practice.
The Packers’ injury report remained nearly the same, except WR Geronimo Allison was upgraded to limited after he missed practice on Wednesday due to an illness and OL Billy Turner (ankle) was upgraded to a full practice.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan stated that TE George Kittle (ankle) will have “no issues playing Sunday.” And this appears to be true since he’s getting in a full practice on Thursday.
Good news for 49ers fans and bettors.
We have new injuries to monitor with the first official reports for the NFC Championship Game out.
The Packers added five names to their report, and two of them are new additions compared to last week: WR Geronimo Allison (illness) and WR Allen Lazard (ankle). I imagine Allison will progress throughout the week as players rarely miss games due to illness.
LB Preston Smith (ankle), OL Billy Turner (ankle) and DL Kenny Clark (back) were all on the report last week and all of them suited up. Their limited participation on Wednesday suggests that’ll be the case this week, too.
On the 49ers’ side, it’s not surprising to see LB Kwon Alexander (pec) and DL Dee Ford (quad/hamstring) listed since last week was Alexander’s first game in quite some time and Ford has been battling those same issues all season.
However, it is surprising to see TE George Kittle (ankle) pop up as a DNP. We don’t really have any actionable news on this yet, so it’ll be worth monitoring throughout the week.
This doesn’t happen too often, but both teams are healthy heading into this game. That may change come Wednesday as the Packers have a habit of listing long initial injury reports.
RB Raheem Mostert did leave in the fourth quarter last week with cramps in his calf, but he said that shouldn’t be an issue going forward.
Packers vs. 49ers Injury Status Tracker
We’re tracking each player’s daily practice participation in the table below. You’ll also find their official injury designation in the “Team Status” column, but if that’s not yet available, the FantasyLabs (FL) Status will also be updated throughout the week.
Packers vs. 49ers Betting Odds
The 49ers opened as 7-point favorites, but they’re now sitting at -7.5 at FanDuel. The over/under, meanwhile, sits at 45 as of Tuesday.