49ers-Seahawks injuries: Phil Haynes, Jimmy Garoppolo return to lineup?

The Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers are set for an NFC Wild Card battle on Saturday. The 49ers beat the Seahawks 27-7 in Week Two and 21-13 in Week 15.

Phil Haynes QUESTIONABLE, Jimmy Garoppolo OUT for 49ers vs. Seahawks

49ers-Seahawks injuries

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San Francisco 49ers injuries

  • QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot, did not participate) – Out
  • CB Ambry Thomas (ankle, did not participate) – Out

Both quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and cornerback Ambry Thomas are out for the 49ers due to injuries. After missing an entire week of training, their absences were to be expected.

Many San Francisco players participated in light practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. Limited participants for the first two sessions of the week included defensive end Arik Armstead (foot, ankle), offensive tackle Aaron Banks (ankle, knee), linebacker Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (neck), linebacker Dre Greenlaw (back), defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee), and running back Christian McCaffrey (knee).

On Thursday, the last day of practice before Saturday’s game against Seattle, the entire group increased their participation to full, clearing the way for them to play in the postseason opener.

Sure, anything can happen once the game gets going, but the 49ers have as good of a chance as anyone to win as they can possibly have.

Seattle Seahawks injuries

  • G Phil Haynes (ankle, did not participate in practice) – Questionable
  • RB DeeJay Dallas (ankle/quadriceps, limited participation) – Questionable
  • CB Xavier Crawford (hamstring, did not participate) – Questionable
  • DE Shelby Harris (knee, limited participation) – QuestionablE

Running back Kenneth Walker III, who injured his ankle in Week 13, will play despite missing Wednesday’s practice.

Injuries have rendered Phil Haynes, DeeJay Dallas, Xavier Crawford, and Shelby Harris doubtful starters for the Seahawks’ Wild Card game in Santa Clara.

Although the four players listed above are questionable to play, the rest of the team, including safety Ryan Neal, should be fit to play. If Neal can return from the knee injury that has kept him out of the last three games, the defense will get a huge boost as it prepares to face the potent 49ers offense coached by Kyle Shanahan.