While the San Francisco 49ers have quieted the early season critics (for now) since going on a three-game winning streak, the Niners appear to be physically hurting as they prepare for their premiere match-up with the defending AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos.
The 49ers have been dealing with injuries all year, even before the season started. Ailments suffered by All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman and starting nose tackle Glenn Dorsey, along with the suspension of All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith, have been widely documented. With that being said, the Niners have persevered and have remained one of the top defenses in the league despite lacking a consistent pass rush.
But as the Niners head to the Mile High State, the harsh reality of their losses may soon become apparent. In addition to their three preseason losses on defense, the heart and soul of the "D" could easily be ruled out for the Sunday Night game.
Another All-Pro inside linebacker, Patrick Willis, could miss Week 7 with a toe injury. The ailment first struck Willis during last week's game against the St. Louis Rams. Willis injured the toe midway through the game and did not play in the second half. He was in street clothes by the end of the Monday Night game.Read more... Join the Conversation...