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49ers-Falcons Injury Report: No Azeez Al-Shaair or Dre Greenlaw at practice; Fred Warner calls injury ‘nothing serious’

Dec 15, 2021 at 2:50 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers are preparing for their Week 15 contest against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The 49ers were missing two linebackers during Wednesday's practice. Neither Azeez Al-Shaair nor Dre Greenlaw took part in the week's first practice. Fred Warner was limited.

"I'm feeling great," Warner told reporters on Wednesday. "I think it was a positive that I was able to finish the game, and obviously it kind of swelled up after, but nothing serious."

Al-Shaair worked on the side with both elbows in a brace, per Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group.

The team's leading rusher, Elijah Mitchell, also did not practice. However, he was seen working with a trainer on the side. The running back missed this past Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a concussion a week earlier.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson, who was inactive on Sunday following the passing of his mother, was not back with the 49ers on Wednesday.

"Hopefully, we'll have him back later in the week," head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

George Kittle did not practice, but his coach doesn't sound too concerned about his All-Pro tight end.

"I'm just told it's soreness," Shanahan said. "Soreness isn't as much of an injury. It's just the game is a violent game. It's tough to get over it, over some of the soreness, especially with us having a Thursday-night game coming up (next week). Just giving him a little bit more rest."

Below are Wednesday's practice participation reports for both the 49ers and Falcons, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff.

San Francisco 49ers Wednesday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
LB Azeez Al-Shaair (elbow), DL Nick Bosa (not injury related - resting player), LB Dre Greenlaw (groin), DL Maurice Hurst (calf), CB Dontae Johnson (not injury related - personal matter), DL D.J. Jones (knee), TE George Kittle (knee), C Alex Mack (not injury related - resting player), RB Elijah Mitchell (concussion, knee), T Trent Williams (not injury related - resting player)

Limited Participation in Practice
S Jaquiski Tartt (glute), CB Ambry Thomas (concussion), LB Fred Warner (ankle)

Atlanta Falcons Wednesday Practice


Did Not Participate In Practice
LB Dante Fowler (calf), S Erik Harris (chest), TE Hayden Hurst (illness)

Limited Participation in Practice
DT Grady Jarrett (not injury related - resting player)

Full Participation in Practice
S Richie Grant (ankle), LB Adetokunbo Ogundeji (ankle)

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