SANTA CLARA -– Linebacker Patrick Willis, who took part in limited practice last week, did not join his 49ers teammates on the field for drills on Wednesday.
Willis sustained a toe injury on Oct. 13, and has not played since. His status for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints appears to be even more questionable because of the Saints’ artificial surface field.
Willis and outside linebacker Dan Skuta (left ankle) did not take part in practice on Wednesday due to injuries.
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Veteran defensive lineman Justin Smith typically does not practice on Wednesdays.
Cornerback Tramaine Brock (toe) and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd (hamstring) participated in at least the beginning of practice. Their level of participation will not be known until after the workout is completed.