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Injuries Piling up for the San Francisco 49ers at Training Camp

August 1st, 2014 at 10:36 PM
By Edwin Mariano Santiano Wise

As the second week of training camp begins to wind down, the trainer's room gets a little more crowded for the San Francisco 49ers.

Friday's practice informed us that Michael Crabtree's previously undisclosed injury is a sore hamstring. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Crabtree could be sidelined for about a week or two. But the silver lining out of this, head coach Jim Harbaugh stated that the injury was not related to his foot or Achilles, two injuries that had previously bothered Crabtree in his career.

Not only will SF's number one wide receiver miss some time but also veteran wide out Brandon Lloyd.

The 11-year vet (who is in his second stint with the Niners), is competing for the fourth wide receiver position and was one of the acquisitions to help provide depth behind Crabtree and Anquan Boldin. Lloyd's injury has not been specified, but coach Harbaugh is speculating that he'll also be absent from the practice field for about a week or two. Crabtree and Lloyd were first held out of practice on Thursday.

Adding to the list, CSN's Matt Miaocco reported that nose tackle Glenn Dorsey was injured early during Friday's practice and did not return to the field. It looks to be a possible bicep injury as Miaocco pointed out  that the Niners training staff were briefly examining Dorsey's bicep as the defensive tackle flexed his left arm before departing to the locker room. The Niners have given no updates on Dorsey's condition so far, so a time table on the injury is unavailable, but an update should be expected sometime on Saturday.

Dorsey was inserted into the starting nose tackle role during his first season with the 49ers after Ian Williams was lost for the year during week two's bout with the Seahawks in Seattle. The 24-year old is still rehabbing the injury, which included a broken left fibula and severe ligament damage. Williams, a  fourth-year pro, was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list a few days before the start of training camp.

Demarcus Dobbs, who is listed as a defensive tackle/tight end on the Niners website, has also been dealing with an undisclosed injury as he has reportedly missed a few days of practice.

Dobbs joins a defensive line that has shifted to the sideline and already includes Dorsey, Williams, Justin Smith and Ray McDonald. Smith and McDonald have not appeared in practice yet as both continue to recover from offseason surgeries.

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