Six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley returned to practice for the 49ers on Thanksgiving Day as he looks to return to action after sustaining a fractured and dislocated finger on his right hand that required surgery more than two weeks ago.
Staley has a chance to play Sunday when the 49ers (10-1) travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens (9-2).
If Staley is unable to play, the 49ers will decide if Daniel Brunskill or Justin Skule gets the start. Skule has started all eight games in which Staley has been unavailable this season. (He missed six games earlier this season with a fractured left lower leg.)
Brunskill entered the 49ers’ 37-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night and played well after Skule struggled.
Defensive end Dee Ford, who sustained a hamstring strain two weeks ago while sacking Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray, did not practice Thursday. Backup wide receiver Dante Pettis, who sustained a knee injury at the beginning of practice on Wednesday, also did not practice.
Tight end George Kittle (ankle, knee) returned to limited practice and is on pace to play Sunday, along with running back Matt Breida (ankle), and wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder).
49ers practice report
Did not practice
DE Dee Ford (quadricep, hamstring)
WR Dante Pettis (knee)
RB Matt Breida (ankle)
TE George Kittle (knee, ankle)
WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder)
WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs)
T Joe Staley (finger)
K Robbie Gould (right quadricep)
DT Jullian Taylor (jaw)