Originally Posted by Naruto2008
The only time Sakura isn't useless is when she is compared to Ino, Chouji, TenTen, etc. She always manages to get in the way and never really accomplishes anything. As far as being a medical ninja, she is by far one of the best. But battle-wise, she's pretty useless.
I disagree, she just happens to be put into the most kage-level battles, being Naruto's team-mate. Her medical ninjutsu really shines simply because she's there to heal and cannot stand toe-to-toe with Orochimaru, Pain or whomever, like Naruto can.
Sure is more useful than almost any of the Konoha 11 outside of those original members of Team Seven, might just be my opinion. If Hinata learnt medical ninjutsu, she'd be another great minor character to have in a team.