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The 49ers finally face a team with more injuries than they have


Maybe for the first time this year, the other team has a more extensive injury list than the 49ers. Seattle, San Francisco’s opponent this Sunday at Levi’s, has 11 players who didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice. The 49ers had three players who didn’t participate and that included free safety Adrian Colbert (recovering from thumb surgery) and two older players, Elvis Dumervil and Joe Staley, who received veteran’s rest.

It’s about time the asymmetrical injury report favors the other team. The 49ers are still among league leaders with 17 players on injured reserve. However the 49ers will be getting a key player back for this game. Defensive end Tank Carradine returns for the first time in seven games after he tore two ligaments in his ankle against the Rams on Sept. 21.

“I’m ready to go, I’m excited,” Carradine said. “I feel great.”

The Seahawks’ injury list meanwhile includes safety Cam Chancellor (neck), tackle Duane Brown (ankle), tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle), cornerback Shaquill Griffin (concussion), and a couple of former 49ers in linebacker Michael Wilhoite (calf), and running back Mike Davis (groin). Chancellor certainly won’t play and the Seahawks are considering putting him on injured reserve, where he would join cornerback Richard Sherman (Achilles tendon).

 

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