Manningham's status remains uncertain

Manningham's status remains uncertain
December 13, 2012, 4:45 pm
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Mario Manningham has 41 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown this season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

SANTA CLARA -- Wide receiver Mario Manningham's status for 49ers' game Sunday against the New England Patriots remains questionable after he was a limited participant in practice Thursday with a shoulder injury.

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder) was also limited, but his availability for Sunday's game is not in question. Smith has experienced shoulder soreness for the past month and has continue to play nearly every snap on defense.

Manningham has missed two games with his shoulder injury, including the 49ers' 27-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Manningham is the 49ers' second-leading receiver this season with 41 catches for 449 yards and one touchdown.

THURSDAY'S PRACTICE PARTICIPATION REPORTS
49ERS
Limited participation: LB Tavares Gooden (ribs), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder)
Full participation: K David Akers (pelvis), LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), CB Chris Culliver (knee), RB Frank Gore (wrist), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)

PATRIOTS
Did not participate: TE Rob Gronkowski (forearm, hip)
Limited participation: CB Kyle Arrington (knee), DT Ron Brace (elbow), S Patrick Chung (shoulder, hamstring), G Dan Connolly (back), CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring), TE Aaron Hernandez (ankle), LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring), DE Chandler Jones (ankle), WR Brandon Lloyd (knee), DT Kyle Love (knee), G Logan Mankins (ankle, calf), C Nick McDonald (shoulder), LB Brandon Spikes (knee, ankle), CB Aqib Talib (hip), T Sebastian Vollmer (back, knee), WR Wes Welker (ankle), LB Tracy White (elbow)
Full participation: LB Jerod Mayo (elbow)

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