NFC West Blog
The 49ers are preparing for the Chargers this Saturday, so they are practicing on a short week. And they were short two running backs during Tuesday's session. Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde did not practice.
Gore sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. However, head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that Gore is "feeling good." Hyde suffered back and ankle injuries Sunday. The severity of his injuries is unknown.
The Cardinals notched their 10th victory of the season Sunday and currently sit with the No. 1 seed in the NFC. If they want to hold onto their lofty perch, they will have to do so without their leading rusher. According to Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 AM in Arizona, Ellington will be placed on injured reserve because of hip and groin injuries. Jurecki reports that Ellington will visit a specialist in Philadelphia this week to find out the extent of his injuries. Jurecki says that Ellington has a sports hernia to go along with his hip pointer. Plus, prior to Week 14, Ellington had been playing through a torn ligament in his foot for the entire season.
His season will end after 201 carries and 660 rushing yards (3.3 yards per carry). He also caught 46 passes for 395 yards. Ellington scored five total touchdowns.
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White practiced for the first time in two weeks Saturday, increasing the odds that he will play Monday night in Green Bay. White was inactive in Week 13 due to his ankle injury. That game followed a practice week that contained no participation from White. This week, he got one day of work in. He is officially listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision.