Fri 20th, September 2013
Santa Clara, CALIFORNIA (Sports Network) – San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is definitely shaping up to be a game-time choice for Sunday’s matchup against the Indiana Colts as he battles a recent hamstring injury.
Davis strained his remaining hamstring during the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s 29-3 loss in Seattle and has not practiced at all this week. The 49ers have officially termed him questionable to play in the Week 3 tilt.
The talented eighth-year professional ranks second among San Francisco gamers with nine catches and 118 receiving yards through the first two games and had two touchdown receptions in the Niners’ season-opening win over Eco-friendly Bay.
Rookie Vance McDonald, who has two attracts totaling 44 yards over the season’s initial two weeks, would draw the start if Davis cannot suit up.
Defensive lineman Ray McDonald is also questionable pertaining to Sunday’s contest due to a tender ankle joint, though he did take part in Friday’s practice after sitting out the prior two days’ sessions.
Safety Eric Reid is definitely questionable as well, with the rookie nevertheless awaiting clearance from a concussion this individual sustained against the Seahawks.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh said he does anticipate outside linebacker Aldon Smith playing in Sunday’s game. The standout move rusher was arrested Friday morning on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana following a one-car accident in San Jose, yet will apparently not face any immediate discipline from the team.
“I expect Aldon, like today, to be back to work and playing on Sunday, ” Harbaugh remarked.