The San Francisco 49ers were just beginning to get tight end Vernon Davis more involved into their offense. But after getting injured during the 49ers-Pittsburgh Steelers game, that will have to be put temporarily on hold. Davis, up until the injury, had caught four passes for 56 yards and appeared to be headed for the breakout season expected of him. The injury suffered by Davis was a sprained ligament in his right knee.
Davis injured his knee when he leaped to make a 22-yard catch, but dropped the ball when ht by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. The 49ers lost Davis and only got a field goal as a result. Davis told Greg Beacham of the Associated Press regarding the injury – only the 2nd football-related injury in his career, “If we lose a game, I’ll come in here and see the things that went wrong. I’ll critique myself a little bit, especially. I’m in no rush to get home.” Expected to replace Davis at TE for the time being will be Billy Bajema and Delanie Walker.