Updated 49ers injury report ahead of monumental Week 17 matchup

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The San Francisco 49ers will head into their monumental Week 17 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks banged up as usual. Here is a look at the updated injury report.

The San Francisco 49ers have battled through injury misfortune this season and still find themselves fighting for the No. 1 seed in the NFC heading into Week 17.

That alone is a testament to the sheer depth on this roster and their ability to overcome countless impactful injuries. And despite being slightly healthier going into their huge matchup with the Seattle Seahawks, they’ll be forced to do more of the same.

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Going into the week of practice, hopes were high that a 49ers team that had 16 players on the injured reserve would only be out one member of the roster in Week 17 — aside from the players on the IR.

Unfortunately, an injury in Thursday’s practice and a mid-week setback will leave the 49ers without a couple more players this week.

Rotational defensive lineman Jullian Taylor suffered a knee injury on Thursday and has been placed on the injured reserve with a torn ACL. Taylor was working his way back from an elbow injury suffered in the Baltimore Ravens game and is now the 17th 49ers player to land on the injured reserve.

Taylor joins a long list of rotational defensive linemen who have ended up on the IR including D.J. Jones, Ronald Blair, and Damontre Moore.

Meanwhile, the 49ers were hopeful that safety Jaquiski Tartt would return from a three-game absence after he was limited in practice all week with a rib injury, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case.

Tartt has officially been listed as “doubtful” for Sunday’s game as the veteran safety did practice in a limited fashion, but he did so in non-contact drills. Expect Marcell Harris to once again start in his place which could spell trouble against a dangerous Seahawks passing attack led by Russell Wilson.

Right guard Mike Person has also been listed as “questionable” with a neck injury and will likely be a game-time decision, although the hope is that he could play. If not, it will be Daniel Brunskill who once again gets the call after the 25-year-old started last week against the Los Angeles Rams.

Defensive end Dee Ford has been ruled out again with a hamstring injury and the hope was that he would be the only 49ers player to miss this week. Clearly, that won’t be the case but Ford should return healthy for the postseason.

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Especially if the 49ers can secure that first-round bye with a victory on Sunday.

Securing the bye will be crucial for a 49ers team that has been banged up all season. This week’s matchup isn’t just for a division title, it’s for NFC supremacy and the winner will be given a huge boost with home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

And for two injury-riddled teams, that first-round bye is much-needed.

The 49ers won’t be as healthy as they planned on being ahead of Week 17, but they’ve managed to overcome injuries all season.

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Don’t expect them to start making excuses this week.