49ers – Rams Week 2 Injury Report

The San Francisco 49ers have struggled with injuries under Kyle Shanahan. This season has started out better on that front. Ambry Thomas was the only player on the injury report following the 49ers blowout win over Pittsburgh in week one. Next up for the 49ers is a matchup with their NFC West rival  Los Angeles Rams.

Here is the 49ers – Rams injury report, with analysis.

49ers Injury Report


Injury Wed Thurs Fri Status

LB Dre Greenlaw

Groin DNP Limited Full
T Trent Williams Rest Day DNP


CB Samuel Womack Knee DNP DNP


Wednesday Notes:

  • The groin injury for Greenlaw is not expected to keep him out Sunday. The linebacker was seen working on the side during the beginning of practice and seemed to be moving fine.
  • Rookie kicker Jake Moody was dealing with a leg injury prior to week one. As a result, kickoff responsibilities were taken off his plate against Pittsburgh. Moody is expected to take over those duties soon. Kyle Shanahan was noncommittal earlier this week about that occurring against the Rams.

Thursday Notes:

  • Dre Greenlaw and Trent Williams returned to practice. Greenlaw was listed as a limited participant, while Williams practiced in full.
  • Samuel Womack missed practice. The backup defensive back is dealing with a knee issue.

Friday Notes:

  • Samuel Womack has been ruled out. The cornerback injured his MCL on Wednesday and will have to go on short term injured reserve. Kyle Shanahan said the team hopes to have Womack back within 6-8 weeks. The 49ers may have to pull Tre Swilling, Shemar Jean-Charles or Qwuantrezz Knight up from the practice squad.
  • Kyle Shanahan said rookie cornerback Darrell Luter Jr. is expected to return from the physically unable to perform list around week 5.
  • Dre Greenlaw was a full participant on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and being limited Thursday.
  • Running Back Ty Davis-Price, DE Austin Bryant and WR Isaiah Winstead were named scout team players of the week.

Rams Injury Report

Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Status
OL Josheph Noteboom Ankle Limited Full Full
CB Akhello Witherspoon Hip Full Full Full
WR Puka Nacua Oblique DNP Limited Questionable
S Jason Taylor Groin Limited
C Coleman Shelton Toe Limited Questionable
S Russ Yeast Knee Limited Questionable
LB Ernest Jones Illness DNP Questionable
DT Aaron Donald Rest DNP  

Wednesday Notes:

  • Noteboom injured his ankle against Seattle but didn’t miss a snap. Although he is listed as a tackle, Noteboom is starting at right guard. He will have his hands full with Arik Armstead and Javon Hargrave on Sunday.
  • The Rams placed backup quarterback Stetson Bennett on the reserved/non-football injury list. Head Coach Sean McVay did not get into specifics, staring only it is “bigger than football”.
  • Los Angeles will be without wide receiver Cooper Kupp on Sunday. The All-Pro had been dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the offseason. Kupp suffered a setback on August 31, and was placed on injured reserve last Saturday.
  • Rookie Puka Nakua and Tutu Atwell made sure Los Angeles didn’t miss a beat on Sunday. They each finished with 119 yards receiving in the Rams 30-13 victory over Seattle. The duo, along with the accuracy of quarterback Matthew Stafford, offers a stiff challenge to the 49ers secondary.

Thursday Notes:

  • Los Angeles added practice squad quarterback Brett Rypien to the active roster. He will serve as the backup to Matthew Stafford on Sunday.
  • Puka Nakua missed practice with an oblique injury. It would be a major loss for the Rams if Nakua is unable to go on Sunday. They are already without Cooper Kupp. Nakua stepped into the slot role and put up 119 yards in the opener against Seattle.
  • Jason Taylor was added to the injury report with a groin injury. The backup safety played 16 snaps for the Rams on special teams against Seattle in week one.
  • Joseph Noteboom was a full participant on Thursday. The starting right guard had been a limited participant Wednesday.

Friday Notes:

  • WR Puka Nacua, C Coleman Shelton, S Russ Yeast and LB Ernest Jones are all listed as questionable for Sunday. Rams head coach Sean McVey is confident all four players will be ready to go on Sunday.
  • Aaron Donald did not practice. The veteran defensive tackle was given a rest day.



This article has 14 Comments

  1. I’ve read the 49ers will be wearing their home red uniforms this weekend in Los Angeles. Not sure how and why.

    Given the 49ers fans tend to flood SoFi, it’s going to be quite interesting to see it really look and feel like Levi’s South.

    1. Vivid Seats is currently expecting 64% of SoFi stadium to be bleeding red🩸this Sunday.

      Even more surprising was 49ers fans’ takeover of Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh last week. Steelers fans expressed a lot of shock and disgust that their well traveled fan base couldn’t make it out for a home game against a top tier NFL franchise.

  2. It’s the 2nd week of the season and the 9ers can put the rest of the NFC West in the rear view mirror!
    * The 9ers should beat the rams by >5 points and the Seahags should lose to the lions by >7 points.

  3. Don’t sleep on the Rams. I won’t put the Seahawks as a top level team but they aren’t terrible. Going into Seattle and winning like that was a good win for the Rams. Like it or not McVay is a good coach. Aaron Donald against Brendel, Burford, or McKivitz is a huge mismatch. 49ers no longer have Brunskill who was able to lockdown Donald. Kenny Pickett couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat last week. That won’t be the case with Stafford. Both teams are healthy right now so this game will be a better barometer for the 49ers than last week. Better play with urgency from the opening kickoff.

    1. Pat,
      I agree Burford and McKivitz are the two keys to a 9er victory this Sunday and neither of them fill me with confidence. The Key on D is to stop the run and put Stafford in 2nd/ 3rd and long situations. Stafford is less mobile than Pickett.

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  5. The injury reports for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams offer a glimpse into the potential impact on their upcoming NFC West showdown. For the 49ers, the most concerning news is the MCL injury sidelining cornerback Samuel Womack, forcing them to delve into their practice squad for reinforcements. However, it’s somewhat reassuring to see linebacker Dre Greenlaw’s gradual return to practice after missing some sessions earlier in the week. On the Rams’ side, the absence of Cooper Kupp due to a hamstring injury is a significant blow, though rookie receivers Puka Nakua and Tutu Atwell showed promise in his absence last week. Both teams have players listed as questionable, notably Puka Nakua and Coleman Shelton for the Rams, which could impact their offensive strategies. As the game approaches, these injury updates will play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of this divisional clash.
    I would really like to attend this game, but unfortunately, at this time I am scheduled for treatment at the gainswave clinic. I plan to watch this game online, on record, because I will be playing my favorite teams.

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