San Francisco 49ers receiver Quinton Patton (11) runs past San Diego Chargers defensive back Marcus Cromartie (35) for a touchdown during the first half at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers Injury Report

One of this week’s best games will be played at 4:05 p.m. ET tomorrow in San Francisco, as the 49ers and Carolina Panthers are two playoff contenders (well, the former team is a Super Bowl contender for the third straight season) looking to continue to boost their resume. The Panthers are playing the best football that they have played in a long time, causing the hate for Ron Rivera to dissipate. Meanwhile, the 49ers are easily past their hiccups to start the season, have a 6-2 record, and are currently playing better than their bitter rivals in the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks. Below are the injury reports for both teams.

San Francisco 49ers


WR Quinton Patton (foot)- The 49ers opted not to place the Louisiana Tech rookie on the injured reserve with a broken foot, and he’s still a few weeks from returning to health. However, Patton did shed his walking boot earlier this week, so there is some good news here. He might not even be active on the 53-man roster when he is healthy, because Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham will be active once Patton returns (Manningham is already active for this week’s game).


DE Ray McDonald (biceps)

LB Ahmad Brooks (stinger)

DE Justin Smith (shoulder)


G Alex Boone (shoulder)

DT Quinton Dial (ankle)

G Mike Iupati (elbow)

RT Anthony Davis (shoulder)

RB Frank Gore (ankle)

WR Kyle Williams (knee)- He practiced fully yesterday.

Carolina Panthers


CB James Dockery (shoulder)- Dockery has a torn shoulder labrum, and the depth corner is set to be out for 2-4 weeks.

G Chris Scott (knee)


LB Chase Blackburn (foot)- Blackburn will be a game-time decision today.

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Tags: Ahmad Brooks Carolina Panthers Chase Blackburn Chris Scott Injury Report James Dockery Justin Smith Kyle Williams Quinton Patton Ray McDonald San Francisco 49ers

  • ahrcshaw

    I did not realize Chase Blackburn was injured enough to miss this game. Go Panthers and pound those 49ers

    • Joe Soriano

      I get my injury info from, which is supposed to have the official injury reports for each team. But guess who was wrong? The league’s official site. Your comment made me go back in and re-look at some of the injury info, and Blackburn is only listed as questionable. He’ll be a game-time decision, but he certainly isn’t ruled out yet.

      • ahrcshaw

        Quite frankly it surprised me to see that he was still on the questionable list. Klein filled it for him very well. Go Panther and pound those Patriots. Have a good one!

        • Joe Soriano

          Klein played at a high level, and I think you can consider Chase Blackburn to have been Wally Pipp’d. Klein was a steal in the draft this year, had a great career at ISU, and he looked too good to bench.

          • ahrcshaw

            Yes, klein and a few others will really be assets to the Panthers in the future, they seemed to have picked up number of steals. Go Panthers and Pound those NE Patriots.