The San Francisco 49ers can lock up the NFC West division with a Week Seventeen win over the Arizona Cardinals. It sounds increasingly likely, however, that they’ll be playing Sunday’s game without concussed tight end Vernon Davis.
In a late-Friday article entitled “Vernon Davis likely won’t play Sunday,” Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Davis “sounded not at all like a player expecting to return to action” during Friday interviews with reporters, and “he’s not optimistic about playing” against Arizona.
“I’ve just got to get a little more comfortable,” said Davis, who suffered the concussion in last Sunday night’s loss to Seattle.
Davis participated in Friday’s practice in a black, no-contact jersey, but is listed as questionable on the injury report and still must pass a simulated contact test before receiving full medical clearance.
“It was pretty brutal,” is how Davis described Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s hit. “I don’t think it was legal, no. I saw it on the news, but I didn’t really go in and look at it. I didn’t want to see it.”
The NFL disagreed with Davis, as Chancellor was not fined for the hit.