Head coach Jim Harbaugh said the San Francisco 49ers “dodged a bullet” after getting the results back from an MRI on defensive end Ray McDonald’s injured biceps.
McDonald doesn’t plan on the injury keeping him off the field.
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, McDonald has a partially torn biceps that will require surgery after the season. In the meantime, McDonald plans on playing.
“It’s going to be sore,” McDonald said. “But it should be fine.”
McDonald suffered the injury in the third quarter of the 49ers’ victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Because the injury is located at the shoulder end of the biceps muscle, it will allow McDonald to keep playing. If the injury was located on the elbow end of the muscle, it would have required immediate surgery.
McDonald has played in all five games this season for the 49ers and recorded 20 tackles with 1.5 sacks.