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49ers believe Jacobs will return this season

Brandon Jacobs, Jim Harbaugh 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.

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21 Responses to “49ers believe Jacobs will return this season”
  1. thegreatonesays says: Aug 18, 2012 11:49 PM

    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. cali49er707 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:50 PM

    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. james2111 says: Aug 18, 2012 11:53 PM

    Get well soon big man.

  4. dal24la says: Aug 19, 2012 12:05 AM

    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.

  5. armchairqb says: Aug 19, 2012 12:09 AM

    From a Giants fan… hope you get well soon and go on to have a great season, Brandon.

  6. ern215 says: Aug 19, 2012 12:36 AM

    Little Alex is next to go down

  7. sloiggles says: Aug 19, 2012 1:07 AM

    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.

  8. beerbudsnbevo says: Aug 19, 2012 1:09 AM

    You’ll know when he is close to returning when he starts running his mouth…..

  9. sorozco says: Aug 19, 2012 1:11 AM

    I guess Jerry Rice had it right when he said Jacobs is “a little bit soft.”

  10. illadelphiasphinest says: Aug 19, 2012 3:01 AM

    Guess he didn’t launch hit helmet into the stands?

  11. illadelphiasphinest says: Aug 19, 2012 3:01 AM

    oops his helmet into the stands. sry

  12. slightlyhyphy says: Aug 19, 2012 3:05 AM

    He really stayed down a long time. I thought he had actually sustained a serious injury.

  13. bluefan204 says: Aug 19, 2012 7:17 AM

    I wasn’t his biggest fan when he was a Giant, but I wish him well.

  14. novoodoo4409 says: Aug 19, 2012 7:42 AM

    When bad things happen to the 49queerers, it’s a good day!

    Bad for Jacobs, though…

  15. geauxjay says: Aug 19, 2012 7:58 AM

    Saints’ fault.

  16. novoodoo4409 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:11 AM

    And, Jim HAIRBOW believes in the Easter Bunny too…49ers will return to irrelevancy this year…

  17. n0hopeleft says: Aug 19, 2012 9:48 AM

    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.

  18. electionconfidential says: Aug 19, 2012 10:30 AM

    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.

  19. surferbum01 says: Aug 19, 2012 11:31 AM

    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.

  20. richndc says: Aug 19, 2012 12:13 PM

    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.

  21. jumboli says: Aug 19, 2012 1:29 PM

    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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