Seahawks versus 49ers Wild Card game injury report: Things are OK

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The Seahawks are nearly double-digit underdogs to the 49ers on Wild Card weekend. Seattle needs all the healthy players it can get and they might just have that. No players for Seattle are listed as officially out. In fact, none are listed as doubtful either.

Let’s start with the two most important players on the injury report. That would be running back DeeJay Dallas and defensive end Shelby Harris. Dallas has played a much more significant role lately and Harris is a solid contributor on the interior of the defensive line.

In Week 18 against the Rams, Dallas took direct snaps a couple of times. The plays mostly worked and added a relatively new wrinkle and will give the 49ers something else to have to account for on Saturday. Dallas has also broken off a couple of long runs in recent weeks and is a solid backup to RB1 Ken Walker III.

Seahawks are in decent shape injury-wise entering the Wild Card game

There might be some lingering issues for Dallas as he is dealing with leg issues, though. The only reason I think this is that Seattle activated backup running back Tony Jones, Jr. for Saturday’s game. Maybe Pete Carroll just doesn’t want to take any chances with depth and Seattle will keep four or five running backs on the team for the game. Let’s hope that is the case because Dallas is having his best season for the Seahawks this year and has played his best football in the past few weeks.

Shelby Harris (knee) has to be one of the happiest people involved in the trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Broncos this past offseason. Harris came to Seattle from Denver in the deal and has had a solid year. But Harris will also participate in the first playoff game of his eight-year career when Seattle plays the 49ers.

Others on Seattle’s injury report include cornerback Xavier Crawford and guard Phil Haynes. Crawford has a hamstring injury and probably won’t play. Haynes has an ankle issue and also likely won’t play. Everyone listed on the Seahawks’ injury report is listed as questionable.

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For the 49ers, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) is out, of course. So is cornerback Ambry Thomas (ankle). No other 49ers have an injury designation for Saturday.