The big day is finally here. Sunday evening in New Orleans, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, and despite some minor issues the 49ers expect to have their full complement of players ready to take the field at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
All four of the 49ers starting linebackers are listed on the injury report, with Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks both limited this week in practice due to shoulder injuries. Both, however, will play on Sunday. NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis, listed as "probable" for the big game, practiced fully for San Francisco this week.
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Defensive end Justin Smith is expected to play despite an elbow/triceps injury, and running backs Frank Gore and LaMichael James are also expected to play despite nagging injuries. All-Pro left guard Mike Iupati has a shoulder injury, but also is expected to play for San Francisco on Sunday.
The full injury report:
Probable: LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot), S Dashon Goldson (foot), RB Frank Gore (shoulder, ankle), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (finger), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)