Torrey Smith takes great pride in being available on gameday.
The fifth-year wideout has never missed a game and has made 89-straight appearances since entering the NFL in 2011. That streak could be in doubt on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers host the New England Patriots.
Smith had previously been dealing with a back injury, but is now listed as questionable for Week 11 with a shoulder injury. The receiver fell hard on his right shoulder during the 49ers final offensive drive against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith was limited in practice on Friday and will likely be a game-time decision. The pass-catcher has 17 receptions for 243 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
Quinton Patton, Jeremy Kerley and Garrett Celek would all likely see increased roles if Smith misses Sunday's game.
"We'll get a sense, a feel for him on Saturday after the whole week of training is over," Chip Kelly said this week regarding Smith's chances of suiting up against New England.
Aaron Lynch will miss his third straight game with a high-ankle sprain. San Francisco's top pass-rusher returned to practice this week on a limited basis but ultimately hasn't made enough progress to return to game action..
That means Eli Harold will be in line for another start. The second-year linebacker recorded his first career sack and forced fumble against the Cardinals in Week 11.
Be on the look out for the 49ers list of inactive players that will be released 90 minutes prior to kickoff on Sunday.