49ers are (relatively) healthy all over the roster ahead of the Wild Card round
With the NFL schedule expanding to a now 18-week format, the season of the new look can certainly wreak havoc on the bodies of a number of players, not to mention uptime.
Just look at San Francisco’s 2020 roster – by week three of the season, the team had already lost a handful of starters to injuries, some for the year. During the season, the team found themselves at the top of the league with the number of players in the reserve injured, including Nick Bosa, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Raheem Mostert and Jimmy Garoppolo among a number. number of other players.
Pair the standard (or in the case of the unprecedented 49ers) number of injuries with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, wasting players’ time and close contacts, the extended NFL season has dramatically affected the depth of the game. list over the past two seasons.
However, San Francisco appears to have dodged a few balls ahead of its second playoff appearance in the past three years. Entering Sunday’s Wild Card game against the Dallas Cowboys, the 49ers are (relatively) as healthy in the lineup as they’ve been all season.