49ers believe Jacobs will return this season

AP

49ers running back Brandon Jacobs suffered what at first appeared to be a severe left knee injury in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Texans. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that his X-rays came back negative, though, and Jacobs is scheduled for an MRI on Sunday.

Coach Jim Harbaugh explained in his post-game press conference that Jacobs’ ACL and patellar tendon are intact, which is a very promising thing. While Harbaugh conceded that Jacobs will miss time, he said the injury is “not [of] the you-don’t-come-back-from variety.”

It sounds like Jacobs suffered a sprain of some sort, although the 49ers won’t know for sure until Sunday’s MRI.

The bad news is Jacobs may miss a few weeks, jeopardizing his early-season availability.

The good news is his season doesn’t appear to be in danger.

21 responses to “49ers believe Jacobs will return this season

  1. I was against Jacobs coming at first due to his big mouth and the jabs at the organization but he has come in, worked hard and seems to have a good renewed focus. He has been hitting the hole hard and I wish him a speedy recovery. Especially since that leaves Twinkle Toes Dixon as the primary short yardage back.

  2. Jacobs looks like he might miss a couple weeks & as 9ER fan, I though it may have been worse. So I am happy it’s looks like just a couple weeks.

    Lamicheal James looked more like it was the ankle & he was able to put weight on it walking to the cart. I think his is the lesser of the two & will be back by week #1!!!!!

    Get well SOON!! GO9ERS!!!!

  3. Blessings on Jacobs
    but the real good news is this is not an season derailing injury. With their RB depth it will not even be noticed.

  4. As an Eagles fan I’ve never liked Jacobs’ mouth…but he is the true definition of a football player. Sucks to see someone get hurt like that, regardless of the jersey he wears. Godspeed big guy.

  5. 2 Rings. Over 60 TDs in his career.

    All of you “football fans” on this site, name me 3 other RBs in the NFL over the last 10 years that have done that. On top of being twice the size of a normal RB, with a bigger target on his back.

    Go cry.

  6. Jacobs is a valuable player and will really be so on a team that is deep at the position. The reason is that he is big and runs hard. A tired defense in the second half has trouble containing him. He doesn’t break away much, but in the second half he can eat up a lot of yardage in 6 or 7 yard chunks.

  7. And novoodoo4409 —-

    From the looks of it you probably share a 9th Ward education that got you 5 to 10 years with good behavior. Slither back to your spider hole and come up with some remarks that actually use the creative synapsis in your gray matter. Now…I’m also assuming you have no idea either what a synapsis or gray are so “good on ya” you get some education today.

  8. Well, that sucks. I hate Brandon Jacobs (Cowboys fan) but I hate all these serious pre-season injuries on any team even more. I suppose its part of the game, but I really feel bad for these guys who go down this early, especially the rookies who may never really get a chance.

  9. Jacobs better known as “The Big Softie” has never been able to play hurt so get used to it. Injuries will be niner fans excuse of why they don’t make the playoffs this year when in reality last year was a fluke. It will be back to mediocrity for the niners this year.

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