LaMichael James carted off during 49ers practice

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Another day, another injured tailback in San Francisco.

Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, third-year running back LaMichael James was carted off during practice with an apparent wrist/arm injury.

James, who has appeared in only 14 regular-season games in two NFL seasons, has a chance to show that he can contribute to the base offense following the season-ending ACL injury suffered on Friday by Kendall Hunter.  While the specific nature and severity of the injury isn’t known, guys usually don’t get carted off with arm/wrist injuries.

Before practice, coach Jim Harbaugh said that the team has “complete and total confidence” in James, who along with Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde will be counted on to make an impact, especially with Hunter done for the year.

In two seasons, James has only 39 regular-season rushing attempts for 184 yards.  He has caught five passes for 45 yards.  His primary contributions have come as a kickoff and punt returner, with 49 total returns in two season.

60 responses to “LaMichael James carted off during 49ers practice

  1. If you get carted off with a wrist injury, it’s got to be bad!

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    Dwayne Wade got wheel chaired after a shoulder injury

  2. lemichael needs to get out of san francisco…they have not used him right at all since drafting him not to mention the 49ers were tryign trade him during the draft..

  3. James has a history of dislocating his elbow. Happened mid season at oregon once and I don’t think he missed much time. Hopefully it’s not worse.

  4. Trade bait that was going to be a return specialist at most. Frees up reps for the other guys that have a better chance of actually contributing.

  5. “While the specific nature and severity of the injury isn’t known, guys usually don’t get carted off with arm/wrist injuries.”

    Heard it was BAD……

  6. I was a big fan of his at Oregon. Seems like the niners lost confidence in him after that fumble in the playoffs a few years back. Hope he is ok and gets to show he can play.

  7. A lot of people were questioning the drafting of Hyde seeing as the Niners already had a loaded backfield. At this rate this might have been the smartest pick of the draft.

  8. Hunter and James are trash. Lattimore was going to be good, but his injury was just to much to overcome. Gore’s still got it but can’t go 20+ carries and be fresh for playoffs anymore. Hyde your up. 9ers miss playoffs imo.

  9. Dislocated elbow, out for 4 weeks or more. They’ll need bodies or Latimore to step it up in a hurry.

  10. It may be minor. The NFL CHannel is reporting that it’s a dislocated elbow….which can be minor or major.
    Stay tuned.

  11. Luckly for the Niners is that they chose the best RB in this draft in my opinion on Hyde to help them against that running back debacle.

    With Hunter out for the season, Lattimore still on the NFI list and James injured, Hyde may jump to #2 on the chart and get more carries than expected even though Gore hasn’t slowed down despite being 31 years old and has always kept a YPC above 4.0

  12. It’s hard to fault him for not showing any remorse publicly, seeing as how remorse could easily be interpreted as a sign of guilt. Lawyer’s tell you shut your mouth for a reason and cops read you your Maranda rights for ar eason as well. Then again he wouldn’t need any of that if he didn’t slap around a woman so hard to feel bad for him.

  13. I would have to think a dislocated elbow could be pretty damn painful. To the point that yes, it’s very possible the player would need assistance off the field.

  14. percyscoredasmuchasdenver
    LOLOL you better get ready when the Niners SWEEP your pathetic seaCRAPS this season BOOK IT.

  15. That Hyde pick is looking genius now. Get well man. Best rivalry in sports.

    Nevermind loud mouth arrogant hawk fans talking trash. Truth is, we don’t know how to act.

  16. bummer, I was hoping for good things from James. He bulked up to 208 lbs. Unfortunately it looks like he is borderline capable of playing RB in the NFL. I don’t think is it is just “not using him right”. He goes down with even the slightest contact. Does not break tackles. Makes you appreciate how amazing Darryl Sproles is. At his size taking on huge players and doing some damage.

  17. “patriotsarespygaters says:
    Jul 27, 2014 7:34 PM
    carted off for a wrist injury why not just walk off ….maybe he walks with his hands”

    Maybe when you dislocate your elbow, it needs to be stabilized. Walking with a dislocated elbow not stabilized sounds stupid doesn’t it?

  18. nobreak1269 says:
    Jul 27, 2014 7:32 PM

    49ers season is OVER

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    How’s that? Because one our backs (who is a second away from getting traded) is injured for a few weeks. The niners are stacked and you know it. But Im sure telling yourself they’re done probably makes you feel a little bit better.

  19. Wow things are working out for Hyde like they did for him at Ohio State. Hyde was just going to be the backup to Jordan Hall who got injured and then Hyde took the ball and never gave it back, now with all these injuries to the 49ers RBs its looking like it could work out the same in the NFL.

  20. Gore and Lynch both have a lot of miles on them…gonna need quality backups in that division.

  21. Sounds like a dislocated elbow. Should only miss a month. Got a lot of respect for James. I’m a big pac 12 fan and loved watching him in college. Hope to see you on the field for both game against my Seahawks.

  22. largent80100 says:
    Jul 27, 2014 8:11 PM

    Luckly for the Niners is that they chose the best RB in this draft in my opinion on Hyde to help them against that running back debacle.

    With Hunter out for the season, Lattimore still on the NFI list and James injured, Hyde may jump to #2 on the chart and get more carries than expected even though Gore hasn’t slowed down despite being 31 years old and has always kept a YPC above 4.

    Best RB in the draft? Hyde was the 3rd best rb in the big ten last year he will amount to nothing.

  23. There is nothing worse than losing a key contributor in training camp. I am a Seahawks fan but I can feel for the 49ers losing two tailbacks in two days since both the Niners and Hawks are run-first teams. I am almost glad that Lynch is holding out now so there is less of a chance he can be injured.

  24. They should trade the Browns a WR for Dion Lewis, he’s a bad man that could be had at a bargain price because all of a sudden, the Browns are loaded at the RB position!

  25. He had an elbow at Oregon, and it was kinda gruesome on replay if memory serves… missed a few weeks. He’ll be fine. I hope he gets some carries this season, enough to get in a groove. He was electric at Oregon and I think he could do ok in the NFL… obviously hasn’t been true so far, obviously.

    Gotta root ‘Hawks but I’m hoping LaMichael has a good year. Go Ducks!

  26. @grilsteav the 49ers may very well sweep Seattle this season but that won’t change the fact that, in the most important match up these two franchises ever had against each other (the real Super Bowl 48) The Hawks won. Enjoy your season.
    As for injuries, it’s part if the game. Gore isn’t exactly a bum. I expect the 49ers to pass more this season anyways, relieving Gore some as well. I hope all teams have a safe pre season and Go Hawks.

  27. How do you figure Hyde was the 3rd best RB in the Big Ten last year. He didn’t play in the first 3 games and his stats were still as good if not better than everyone else in the big ten. Best back by far in the big 10 and probably the best back in the country last year.

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