Wednesday injury reports, the first of a game week for NFL teams, often give a glimpse into what the lineup could look like Sunday.

If a player is able to practice on a limited basis, they're trending in the right direction, barring a setback. If they can't practice, it's worth following on the next few days of injury reports.

The first injury report of the week for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers was released today, ahead of their upcoming matchup this Sunday afternoon.

For the Saints, it's about as good as they've had all season. A number of key starters are on the injury report, but were able to practice today on a limited basis.

Quarterback Drew Brees (right shoulder), wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring), center Erik McCoy (elbow) and right tackle Ryan Ramczyk (back) were limited, but barring a setback in practice this week, should be go to go this Sunday.

The Niners will be certainly be shorthanded, as in addition to the players on today's injury report who may not be able to play this Sunday, they have a number of players on injured reserve (IR). Players on IR are not included in the injury report.

A few notable 49ers on IR are quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, tight end George Kittle, running backs Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., center Ben Garland, and defensive end Nick Bosa

New Orleans (6-2) hosts San Francisco this Sunday at 3:25 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Here's a full rundown of the Wednesday injury report for both teams.

LP - limited participant          FP - full participant         DNP - did not participate/practice

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
CErik McCoyElbowLP
QBDrew BreesRight shoulderLP
TRyan RamczykBackLP
WRMichael ThomasAnkle/hamstringLP

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

PositionNameInjuryWednesday
RBTevin ColemanKneeDNP
WRDeebo SamuelHamstringDNP
WRTrent TaylorBackDNP
CBK'Waun WilliamsAnkleDNP
LBDemetrius Flannigan-FowlesHamstringDNP
WRRiver CracraftQuadricepLP

 

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