Vet Wilhelm ready if Spikes is unable to play

Linebacker Takeo Spikes was the only 49ers player who did not practice today due to health concerns. He sustained a hamstring strain last week against the Bears and looks questionable for Sunday’s game.   Rookie Scott McKillop immediately entered the game to replace Spikes late in the first half. But veteran Matt Wilhelm took his place at the start of the second half. Wilhelm signed with the 49ers on Oct….

November 18, 2009

Gore takes part in full practice

Running back Frank Gore, who missed the past two games with a bum right ankle, went through a full practice today, as the 49ers began preparations to face the Houston Texans on Sunday. Gore had his right ankle taped as he went out to the practice field.  

October 21, 2009

Ulbrich placed on IR

There’s a lot of news today around the 49ers, beginning with the team’s decision to place linebacker Jeff Ulbrich on injured reserve because of his concussion problems.   Ulbrich, a popular player in the locker room who maximized his potential throughout his 10-year career, will remain with the club through the end of the season. He is ineligible to play for the remainder of the season, and this likely spells…

October 19, 2009

49ers’ bye week injury report

Running back Frank Gore expects to be available when the 49ers return to action Oct. 25 against the Texans. He took part today in individual and group work, and then sat out the 11-on-11 work during today’s practice.

October 14, 2009

Gore, Brooks will play in Sunday’s game

Running back Frank Gore did not take part in a full practice this week due to an ankle sprain, but he will suit up and play Sunday against the Vikings, 49ers coach Mike Singletary said.   Gore is listed as probable for the game. He has said he is fine, and he does not walk or run with any noticeable discomfort.

September 25, 2009

Manusky says 3-4 defense is the team’s best fit

Niners defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has made some changes since the big switch. Whereas before he was up in the booth on game days, now he is calling plays from the sideline. This gives Manusky the ability to communicate freely with is players between series, he said.

November 28, 2008