NFC Championship Injury Report: San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons

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on January 19 2013 3:07 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have the best defense of the four remaining playoff teams, but many of their top players are dinged up heading into Sunday's conference championship game.

The much-improved Atlanta Falcons' defensive front and secondary are also playing through injuries, but not as bad as the 49ers' linebackers.

While all are listed as "probable," San Francisco's NaVarro Bowman, Justin Smith, and Patrick Willis are each suffering with ailments. That could greatly affect the 49ers' pass rush on Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan.

Below is an injury report for both Atlanta and San Francisco heading into the NFC title game on Sunday.

San Francisco 49ers

CB Tarell Brown, shoulder, Probable

FB Bruce Miller, shoulder, Probable

LB Aldon Smith, shoulder, Probable

G Alex Boone, knee, Probable

LB NaVorro Bowman, shoulder, Probable

TE Garrett Celek, foot, Probable

CB Chris Culliver, knee, Probable

S Dashon Goldson, shin, Probable

LB Tavares Gooden, knee, Probable

RB Frank Fore, knee, Probable

LB Clark Haggans, shoulder, Probable

G Mike Iupati, shoulder, Probable

LB Justin Smith, elbow, triceps, Probable

LB Patrick Willis, shoulder, Probable

Atlanta Falcons

DE John Abraham, ankle, Questionable

DT Jonathan Babineaux, shoulder, Questionable

CB Christopher Owens, hamstring, Probable

S William Moore, hand, Probable

LB Stephen Nicolas, foot, Probable

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