49ers-Bucs injury report: Sopoaga sidelined by infection

October 5, 2011, 11:43 pm
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Nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who also made a major contribution on the 49ers' offense the past two weeks as a blocking back, did not practice Wednesday due to an infection.Sopoaga and cornerback Shawntae Spencer (toe) were listed on the 49ers' practice participation report with conditions the team had not previously reported. Their status for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is uncertain.Also, reserve cornerback Tramaine Brock has been ruled out of Sunday's game. Brock sustained a broken left hand Sept. 18 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Receiver Braylon Edwards and fullback Moran Norris have also been ruled out for Sunday's game. It will be the third full game out of action for both players.Edwards, who underwent arthroscopic surgery two weeks ago to repair a torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee, is expected to be available after the bye week.
The most likely return date for Edwards is Oct. 30, when the 49ers face the Cleveland Browns."I won't put any limitations on when he'll be back," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday. "He's coming along really well. He's got an upbeat demeanor, got a clear look in his eye, and I think he's chomping at the bit to get back. Working very hard at his rehab."Norris sustained a fractured left fibula against the Cowboys, and he's expected to miss four to six weeks.Running back Frank Gore (ankle), receiver Michael Crabtree (foot), guard Mike Iupati (neck) and guard Adam Snyder (hamstring) had limited participation in Wednesday's practice. It was Snyder's first appearance on the 49ers' injury report.49ERS
(Wednesday practice report)
Out for Sunday's game: CB Tramaine Brock (hand), WR Braylon Edwards (knee), FB Moran Norris (fibula)
Did not participate: NT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)
Limited participation: RB Frank Gore (ankle), WR Michael Crabtree (foot), G Mike Iupati (neck), G Adam Snyder (hamstring)
Full participation: BUCCANEERS
(Wednesday practice report)
Did not participate: DE Tim Crowder (knee), LB Zach Diles (hamstring), T James Lee (knee), TE Luke Stocker (knee), WR Sammie Stroughter (foot)
Full participation: S Devin Holland (back), TE Zack Pianalto (calf)

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