49ers LT Joe Staley revealed that C Eric Heitmann suffered his career-threatening neck injury in former coach Mike Singletary's infamous "nutcracker" drill.
49ers C Eric Heitmann is unlikely to play football in 2011 after undergoing neck surgery recently.
The status of 49ers C Eric Heitmann (beck) remains a "big question mark," according to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows.
The 2011 availability of C Eric Heitmann (neck) is "clouded," according to beat writer Matt Barrows.
49ers C Eric Heitmann (neck, IR) was recently advised by a neck and back specialist that he would not need surgery.
49ers placed C Eric Heitmann on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.
49ers C Eric Heitmann is out four weeks, at a minimum, after being diagnosed with a significant neck injury.
49ers C Eric Heitmann (fractured fibula) has resumed practicing on a limited basis.
49ers C Eric Heitmann is out 6-8 weeks after fracturing his left fibula in training camp practice Monday.
49ers C Eric Heitmann is out indefinitely after suffering a left leg injury in Monday morning's practice.
Eric Heitmann is locked in as the 49ers' starting center, according to beat writer Matt Barrows.
49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz called Eric Heitmann the best center he's ever coached "by far."
Pro Football Talk reports that the 49ers and center Eric Heitmann agreed to terms on a contract extension last month.
49ers C Eric Heitmann is expected to be fully healthy by the season.