We are a day closer to the Week 3 matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Leading up to the game, both teams has some key players working their way back from injury. Let's see what that looks like with two days left until the game.
For the Arizona Cardinals, nothing has really changed with running back Andre Ellington. Trying work his way back from a sprained PCL in his right knee, he was once again not at practice. Receiver J.J. Nelson also did not practice. The Cardinals did get back, at least on a limited basis, starting outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who injured his shoulder last Sunday. He was not a participant in practice on Wednesday, but was back on a limited basis on Thursday.
Left guard Mike Iupati appears to be on track to play on Sunday. He was limited again in practice on Thursday. Safety Deone Bucannon saw his status get upgraded from limited to full participant. He has been dealing with a groin injury.
In San Francisco, running back Reggie Bush still was unable to practice. Nothing else has changed, except for linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who returned as a full participant in practice following a "veteran's day off" on Wednesday.
Here are the actual lists for both teams.
RB Andre Ellington (knee): DNP
WR J.J. Nelson (shoulder): DNP
G Mike Iupati (knee): limited
S Tony Jefferson (hamstring): limited
OLB Alex Okafor (shoulder): limited
OLB LaMarr Woodley (shoulder): limited
S Deone Bucannon (groin): full
RB Reggie Bush (calf): DNP
WR Bruce Ellington (ankle): limited
TE Vance McDonald (knee): limited
TE Blake Bell (back): full
G Alex Boone (shoulder): full
LB NaVorro Bowman (no injury): full
RB Carlos Hyde (quad): full
WR Torrey Smith (knee): full