Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis (52) and strong safety Donte Whitner (31) during the second half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
With the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers set to go face to face in what should be a physical NFC matchup Sunday afternoon, both teams have released their injury reports for Thursday.
RB Khiry Robinson (Hand) – Did not practice
RB Pierre Thomas (Ribs/Shoulder) – Did not practice
LB David Hawthorne (Hand) – Did not practice
T Zach Strief (Chest) – Did not practice
WR Robert Meachem (Ankle) – Did not practice
C Jonathan Goodwin (Knee/Ankle) – Limited
RB Mark Ingram (Shoulder) – Limited
WR Kenny Stills (Thigh) – Limited
TE Jimmy Graham (Shoulder) – Full participant
LB Dan Skuta (Ankle) – Did not practice
LB Patrick Willis (Toe) – Did not practice
CB Tramaine Brock (Toe) – Limited
RB Frank Gore (Hip) – Limited
WR Brandon Lloyd (Hamstring) – Limited
NT Ian Williams (Shin) – Limited
DE Justin Smith (Not injury related) – Full participant
Nothing much has changed since yesterday’s injury report. Saints’ WR Robert Meachem landed on the list today with an ankle injury and did not practice, so we’ll be sure to monitor that throughout the rest of the week leading up to the game.
For San Francisco, Patrick Willis remained out of practice Thursday, likely making him a game-time decision. The All-Pro‘s availability will be crucial against Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and the Saints’ high-powered offense. If the toe injury isn’t too serious, he’ll be out there Sunday with hopes of being a major disturbance to Brees and company.
Be sure to follow up with us here at Who Dat Dish for any changes in the injury report and we’ll be sure to keep you updated, Who Dat Nation.