The 49ers have 10 days between their loss to the Seahawks and Sunday’s game against the Raiders, but it does not seem as if the break will lead to an influx of healthy players.
Starters Anthony Davis, Tramaine Brock and Glenn Dorsey – all have missed multiple games – were not on hand for the start of Monday’s practice, although 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Davis, the right tackle who suffered a concussion Nov. 16, was feeling better.
Brock began the season as a starting cornerback, but he has played in just three games this season. He still is recovering from a hamstring injury suffered Nov. 9. Dorsey, the team’s top nose tackle, still is coming back from an August procedure on his biceps. Harbaugh said Dorsey probably will not practice this week, and it appears the earliest he could be back is the Dec. 14 rematch with Seattle.
Starting defensive ends Justin Smith and Ray McDonald also were not on hand for the start of Monday’s session. Smith had been dealing with a back issue. McDonald had a knee injury heading into the Seattle game and missed a number of snaps while dealing with a finger injury.
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Receiver Michael Crabtree, who missed several snaps against the Seahawks while dealing with knee and rib injuries, was present for the start of Monday’s practice session. Tight end Vance McDonald, who has missed the last two games with back issue, said his status is day to day.
Because of injuries to McDonald and tight end Derek Carrier (foot), the 49ers added tight ends Garrett Celek and rookie Asante Cleveland to the active roster just before the Seahawks game.
“I was fully expecting everything to be great on Thursday,” said McDonald, who was told by team doctors his back still had not recovered enough to play.
It appears increasingly unlikely linebacker NaVorro Bowman will play this season. The 49ers have until next week to movee Bowman, who had ACL surgery in February, to the active roster. But Bowman hasn’t practiced with the team and won’t this week, Harbaugh said. “I think we’re looking at another week of rehab,” he said.
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