Harbaugh: 'Overly optimistic' with 49ers' injuries

October 26, 2011, 7:39 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- Coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday that he might have been "overly optimistic" about fielding a completely healthy team Sunday when the 49ers face the Cleveland Browns.When asked specifically about receiver Braylon Edwards' status for the game Sunday, Harbaugh said, "I think we need a little more evaluation -- might have been a little overly optimistic, just in general, about our guys we're getting back for this ballgame. We'll assess it and determine it day by day."Harbaugh would not get any more specific. But Edwards is expected to be available for Sunday's game, as he returns to practice from arthroscopic knee surgery last month.
Quarterback Alex Smith said it will be an adjustment to work Edwards back into the offense after he's been out for more than a month."It'll be a little adjustment to be gone for a few weeks and getting back in the mix," Smith said.It does not appear fullback Moran Norris will be available for the game. He sustained a fractured left fibula in a Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.It appears the other injured 49ers will be available: guard Adam Snyder (shoulder), linebacker Parys Haralson (hamstring) and cornerback Tramaine Brock (hand). The 49ers' first full practice of the week is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.