The 49ers are approaching health at the right time, and could be getting one of their top players back this week.
All-Pro left guard Mike Iupati got through a week of practice, and is listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers.
Coach Jim Harbaugh, ever the font of information, said there was “still a possibility,” he’d play, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.
Iupati’s been out since suffering a sprained MCL on Nov. 17, with Adam Snyder starting the last four games.
Cornerback Tarell Brown (ribs) and receiver Mario Manningham (knee) are listed as questionable.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore practiced fully Friday and were listed as probable.
While they might not need to be full strength to beat the Buccaneers, having key pieces back will certainly help as the weeks go on.