With almost no injuries, the San Francisco 49ers will start off the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend. The team’s healthy scratches for Saturday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks include everyone but two players. On San Francisco’s last injury report of the week, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) and cornerback Ambry Thomas (ankle) were listed as out.
On Thursday, Shanahan said, “We know who’s playing.” “I’m enthusiastic about it because we have a number of guys back who we haven’t had.”
As anticipated, defensive lineman Kevin Givens (knee), offensive lineman Aaron Banks (ankle, knee), and linebacker Dre Greenlaw (back) are all participating in this opening week of the postseason. Givens has been out for four weeks after suffering an MCL injury in Week 14, while Greenlaw and Banks are back in action after missing the regular season’s final game.
Instead, with strong gusts and rain predicted for this Wild Card contest, the weather will be on everyone’s mind. The good news is that the 49ers have performed numerous workouts in similar circumstances over the past two weeks. The team only had one day of practise without rain this week, but they had carefully prepared their game plan for all weather conditions.
“You have everything in the gameplan for it to go any way, not just because of weather, but whether you’re struggling in any aspect too,” Shanahan said. “So, you always have that planned, and we know it’s a big possibility. We’ll see how it affects both sides and we’ll adjust accordingly.”
Here’s a look at Saturday’s inactives for the Seahawks-49ers game: