GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said Utley's stint on the disabled list for a strained oblique could be short, CSNPhilly.com reports. “The recovery for this type of injury should take between two and four weeks,” Amaro said. “We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days.”
In addition to several offseason work-outs with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Jenkins spent plenty of time in the weight room and added a significant amount of muscle to better prepare himself for the rigors of the NFL, 49ers.com reports.
Hunter (Achilles) joined his fellow running backs at individual drills during the 49ers' OTA's this week and also practiced change-of-direction drills under the supervision of the team's medical staff, 49ers.com reports. "It feels good just to be out there running around and do a little bit with the team," said Hunter. "Just getting out there period and doing something that you love, there's nothing like it."
Wade (knee) acknowledged that his injured right knee has been more painful than it had been in the 2012 postseason, the Miami Herald reports. Wade hopes to play through the remainder of the postseason for the defending champions, as he doesn't believe extra rest will help at this point. "Time doesn't help me right now. It's unfortunate I've had to deal with this thing for two months now... Even though my knee isn't 100 percent, it [isn't] gone," Wade said.
Jean Segura has been a top-5 offensive player this season after not even being a top-15 shortstop at the draft table. How do we evaluate his start? Derek VanRiper fills in for Chris Liss this week, and we talk about needle-breakers in this episode.