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Week 11 Patriots at 49ers: Thursday injury report; OT Nate Solder joins TE Rob Gronkowski on the list of absentees

New England’s injury report has grown a little.

Tomorrow, the New England Patriots will fly to the Bay Area, where the team will face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Today, the team held another practice session in preparation of the game. The session on the lower practice fields behind Gillette Stadium was held in full pads – and without two offensive starters.

Via the Patriots’ injury report, Nate Solder joins Rob Gronkowski on the list of absentees:

TE Rob Gronkowski (Chest): Did not participate

OT Nate Solder (Not injury related): Did not participate

TE Martellus Bennett (Ankle): Limited participation

DT Alan Branch (Back): Limited participation

WR Julian Edelman (Foot): Limited participation

WR Chris Hogan (Back): Limited participation

For the second straight day, Gronkowski, who injured his chest during Sunday’s loss against the Seattle Seahawks, was a no-show at practice. While he has not yet officially been ruled out for the upcoming game in San Francisco, the chances of him making the trip do not look good. After all, Gronkowski is too valuable of a player to risk anything.

The same would also be true for Nate Solder, who has arguably been the Patriots’ best offensive lineman this season. However, since his absence is not injury related, he should be good to travel with the team and play on Sunday.

Other than the addition of Solder, the Patriots’ injury report did not change. Defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton, who was not present at the media portion of practice, is not listed on the report. Presumably, he joined the team at a later point.

The 49ers’ injury report looks as follows:

DT Quinton Dial (Knee/Neck): Limited participation

DT Glenn Dorsey (Knee): Limited participation

LB Eli Harold (Toe): Limited participation

LB Aaron Lynch (Ankle): Limited participation

CB Rashard Robinson (Knee): Limited participation

WR Torrey Smith (Shoulder): Limited participation

OG Zane Beadles (Ankle/Knee): Full participation

CB Tramaine Brock (Hamstring): Full participation

RB Carlos Hyde (Shoulder): Full participation

OC Daniel Kilgore (Hamstring/Calf): Full participation

FS Eric Reid (Knee): Full participation

San Francisco changed the status of three of its players. Wide receiver Torrey Smith returned to practice, while cornerback Tramaine Brock and center Daniel Kilgore participated fully after being limited yesterday.