For the second time in five years, the San Francisco 49ers will be representing the NFC in the big game, this time at Super Bowl 58. The 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions in a 34-31 comeback win to book their place in Las Vegas, where they’ll take on the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs bested the 49ers in San Francisco’s last Super Bowl appearance, which was in 2020. Currently, there isn’t much news on injuries, so below is the latest status.
Despite the Chiefs being the reigning Super Bowl champions, the 49ers enter the game as favorites, likely thanks to being the NFC’s top seed and one of the most impressive rosters in the NFL. You can watch Super Bowl 58 live on CBS this Sunday, with the game kicking off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas at 6:30 p.m. ET.
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl 58 injury report
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|Greenlaw has suffered a torn Achilles and will miss the start of the 2024-25 season.
Potential key missing players
Kittle was a first-team All-Pro at tight end this season after catching 65 passes for 1,020 yards and six touchdowns. The veteran has been a constant for the 49ers this season and one of the team’s best playmakers.
The latest update on Kittle and his injury is that his game status is “unspecified.” The 49ers hope that they’ll have Kittle back in practice this week and ready to go in time for the Super Bowl. There aren’t many tight ends in the NFL that can block and catch to the degree that Kittle can.
The last two seasons have been injury-plagued for Arik Armstead, but the defensive tackle is still one of the better players at his position in the NFL. Even in 12 games, Armstead notched five sacks and was a force as a pass-rusher and run defender.
He missed Thursday’s and Friday’s practices with knee and foot injuries, and the combination of the two left his status in doubt for Super Bowl 58. The 49ers’ defense has the depth to ride with Armstead, but he’s still one of the best at his position.
The San Francisco 49ers have some of the best linebacker depth in the NFL, and Burks has been a contributor in his first two seasons in the Bay Area. He’s racked up 84 total tackles in that time and proved to be a valuable rotational linebacker.
Burks missed the 49ers’ divisional round win against the Packers, as well as the win over the Lions with a shoulder injury, and the possibility of the injury carrying into the Super Bowl appears to be a possibility.