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New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers Injury Report

The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers are the top teams in their respective conferences, and they are set to square off in a highly anticipated battle on Sunday Night Football. In fact, this game could be a preview of the Super Bowl. Let’s take a look at the injuries that are impacting both teams, with nobody having been formally ruled out yet. However, pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski and Mario Manningham are expected to be inactive.

As usual, Bill Belichick listed a significant chunk of the roster as questionable.

New England Patriots


TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm/hip)

TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle)

LG Logan Mankins (ankle/calf)

DE Chandler Jones (ankle)

WR Wes Welker (ankle)

RT Sebastian Vollmer (back/knee)

LB Brandon Spikes (knee/ankle)

WR Brandon Lloyd (knee)

CB Aqib Talib (hip)

LB Dont’a Hightower (hamstring)

CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring)

RG Dan Connolly (back)

CB Kyle Arrington (knee)

SS Patrick Chung (shoulder/hamstring)

OL Nick McDonald (shoulder)

LT Nate Solder (abdomen)

DT Ron Brace (elbow)

DT Kyle Love (not injury related)

LB Tracy White (elbow)


LB Jerod Mayo (elbow)

San Francisco 49ers


WR Mario Manningham (shoulder)


K David Akers (pelvis)

LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder)

CB Chris Culliver (knee)

RB Frank Gore (wrist)

CB Carlos Rogers (knee)

LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)

LB Aldon Smith (shoulder)

CB Tarell Brown (shoulder)

RB Bruce Miller (shoulder)

LB Tavares Gooden (ribs)

DT Will Tukuafu (wrist)

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  • weegan johanson

    this game fills me with terror for the 9ers, they could lose.

    • Joe Soriano

      No kidding, either one of these teams could lose; it’s just that kind of a game we’re headed for. Both of these teams are the top dogs in their conferences, and it’s telling that fans of both teams are a little scared. I mean, the Pats dominated the Texans and yet a good friend of mine thinks they are in for a loss against the Niners. Thanks for commenting, can’t wait for the game.