49ers coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t have much time to lick his wounds after Sunday night’s thrashing at the hands of the Seahawks before he had to meet the media on Monday.
There wasn’t much interesting in talking about the things that went wrong in the game with Harbaugh only saying that the team needed to fix their mistakes. He did address a question about whether he honked at and mockingly saluted the Seahawks’ team bus at the end of the 49ers’ win in their first meeting of the year.
“No. No, that did not occur. That’s a fabrication,” Harbaugh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I can’t remember a time where I left the game and the other team has still been there this entire season.”
He also gave some limited updates on the status of some of the injured members of the team. Harbaugh said “we’ll see” when asked if defensive lineman Justin Smith, who missed Sunday night’s game, would need surgery on his elbow after the season. He gave no indication about Smith’s chances of playing in Week 17, saying only that Smith has “an issue that he’s working through.”
Harbaugh also said that wide receiver Mario Manningham was going to have an MRI after suffering what looked like a severe knee injury on Sunday night. There was no update on tight end Vernon Davis, who suffered a concussion against the Seahawks.