The 49ers received good news on the injury front on Friday afternoon. Elijah Mitchell trained for the first time this week and Trey Sermon no longer wore a contactless blue jersey. The sermon has been deleted from the concussion protocol and is ready to go.
Although Mitchell has been practicing, Friday being his first of the week, he likely won’t play. Shanahan said he “was really hopeful that Elijah could go.”
Shanahan said he would be more patient with Mitchell as the other running backs are “always catching up.” If Mitchell’s shoulder can no longer be injured, then he will play. Shanahan said it was all about pain tolerance for Mitchell.
Arik Armstead (adductor), Javon Kinlaw (knee) and Emmanuel Moseley (knee) all trained during the open to media game. That’s a good sign for each of these three, as they’ve been limited over the week.
Shanahan said if Moseley can’t play, they’ll be the same cornerback starters as last week. Here’s a look at the final 49ers injury report:
The Green Bay Packers have released their injury report, and their replacement tackle, which was leaving for David Bakhtiari, is listed as questionable:
Doubtful: T Elgton Jenkins (ankle)
Questionable: TE Dominique Dafney (hip)
This means the Packers are on their left third string tackle and will likely have to mix up the offensive lineman. Hello, pass the rush.