Here’s an update on some of the 49ers’ injured players as they began preparing for the Arizona Cardinals today:
CB Tramaine Brock – He was seen walking through the locker room with a walking boot on his right foot. The sprained big – turf toe – that caused him to miss the better part of the last two games is likely to keep him out of Sunday's game in Arizona and perhaps longer. Look for Perrish Cox to make his second straight start.
TE Vernon Davis – He was told that he has a deep bone bruise following an awkward tackle by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic Sunday, but there is no structural damage to the ankle. Davis may miss time in practice this week, but there is optimism that he can play Sunday.
T Anthony Davis – He missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. Jim Harbaugh on Monday said he was “hopeful” that Davis can resume practice, something he has not done since the regular season began.
TE Vance McDonald – McDonald said there was no structural damage to his knee, which he injured on the 54-yard run by Frank Gore in the second quarter Sunday. Asked if he would practice during the week, McDonald said, “Coach Harbaugh does a great job of taking care of us. I'm sure he'll leave it a little bit up to me. But (I'll) just progress through the week.”