Garland remains limited at practice ahead of 49ers' opener originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Center Ben Garland, who is slated to be the 49ers’ starter while Weston Richburg remains on physically unable to perform, was limited in practice Thursday for the second day in a row.
Garland had not taken part in a full practice since Aug. 17. He left practice early on Aug. 18 when he sustained an ankle injury.
The 49ers are scheduled to open the regular season on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium.
The other option for the 49ers would be to promote veteran Hroniss Grasu from the practice squad to serve as the starter for Sunday.
49ers practice report
Did not practice: WR Deebo Samuel (foot), CB Jason Verrett (hamstring)
Limited: WR Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring), C Ben Garland (ankle)
Cardinals practice report
Did not practice: WR KeeSean Johnson (not injury related), T Josh Jones (ankle)
Limited: TE Maxx Williams (ankle)