News came Thursday that San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks would miss Sunday night’s game at the New York Giants due to the death of his sister.
And while left tackle Joe Staley was expected to return to practice Thursday after getting a veteran’s day off on Wednesday, he again sat out. Staley has not missed a game since the 2010 season.
Also, receiver Quinton Patton, who suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, returned in a limited capacity.
Following is the Niners’ injury and practice report for Thursday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Ahmad Brooks (not injury related), LT Joe Staley (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LG Alex Boone (shoulder, ankle), TE Vernon Davis (knee), S L.J. McCray (knee), TE Vance McDonald (chest), WR Quinton Patton (concussion)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB NaVorro Bowman (not injury related)