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The San Francisco 49ers could be without defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga on Sunday as the veteran has been sidelined with an infection. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports Sopoaga has a staph infection, and that he became ill on the teams return to San Francisco following Sundays comeback victory at Philadelphia. Where Sopoaga became infected isnt known. Prior to playing the Eagles, the 49ers spent the week in Youngstown, Ohio, because they didnt want to be crisscrossing the country after a game in Cincinnati. The 49ers used a practice facility at Youngstown State, but there is no way of telling now where Sopoaga was infected, if the veteran cannot play Sunday when the Niners host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ricky Jean Francois will take his place. Source: National Football Post
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The 49ers have another dreaded staph infection scare with the news that nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga has contracted such an infection. The 49ers are mum on injuries, so no one's sure the extent of the situation, but Sopoaga was listed as doubtful on Friday’s official injury report and is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday’s battle of first-place...
SANTA CLARA Isaac Sopoaga is "highly unlikely" to play Sunday because of a staph infection, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said Thursday, meaning Ricky Jean Francois will play the critical nose tackle position against the Buccaneers.
Less than an hour after defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga was "highly unlikely" to play against the Buccaneers on Sunday, Sopoaga's backup, Ricky Jean Francois made it clear he's serious about filling Sopoaga's various roles.
Could Jean Francois, like Sopoaga, also...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said that nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who has a staph infection, is "unlikely" to play on Sunday. With Sopoaga out, the 49ers will have to turn...
As the 3-1 49ers try to further improve their record against the 3-1 Buccaneers, San Fran may not have the services on Sunday of nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga. The injury report, per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, discloses that Sopoaga has an infection. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that it’s a staph infection. Sopoaga…
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DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection) is doubtful. CB Shawntae Spencer (toe) is questionable and WR Michael Crabtree (foot), RB Frank Gore (ankle), G Mike Iupati (neck), G Adam Snyder (hamstring) are all probable. Gore was asked about his comments earlier today to ESPN in which he said the Eagles did...
Ricky Jean Francois is likely to fill in for starting nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.