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If Mario Manningham is unable to play, rookie Quinton Patton, who has not suited up since a Week 4 game at the St. Louis Rams, could return to action. (AP)
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SANTA CLARA – Guard Mike Iupati, who still appears hobbled by a left knee injury sustained five weeks ago, remains questionable for the 49ers’ game Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons.
“He’s had a good week,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Saturday. “No final decision’s been made.”
Iupati, who sustained a partially torn medial-collateral ligament on Nov. 17 against the New Orleans Saints, has participated in limited practices the past two weeks. Adam Snyder is in line to make his fifth consecutive start if Iupati does not play.
Wide receiver Mario Manningham missed his second practice in three days on Saturday, and his status for the final regular-season game in Candlestick Park history is also in doubt.
Rookie Quinton Patton, who has not suited up since a Week 4 game at the St. Louis Rams, could return to action. Patton missed two months with a fractured right foot, and has been a healthy inactive for several weeks.
Tight end Vance McDonald, who did not play last week due to an ankle injury, is also listed as questionable for Monday’s game.
49ers status report
G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Mario Manningham (illness, knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, wrist), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), RB Frank Gore (ankle, knee), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Falcons status report
WR Darius Johnson (ankle), S Zeke Motta (hand, neck)
TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), RB Antone Smith (knee), LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee)
S Thomas DeCoud (concussion)