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Sunday, August 10, 2014

49ers Injury Updates: Demarcus Dobbs, Chuck Jacobs, Lawrence Okoye


By on 8/10/2014 08:20:00 AM

During Thursday night’s pre-season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers DE Demarcus Dobbs (ankle), WR Chuck Jacobs (torn ACL) and DE Lawrence Okoye (knee) all sustained significant injuries.
For DE Demarcus Dobbs, his ankle injury sustained during the first half seems relatively minor at this point.


The Mercury News stated that, "Dobbs sustained a minor ankle injury in the first half." Good news in comparison to other DEs this off-season.

 Unfortunately, WR Chuck Jacobs wasn’t as lucky as Dobbs, suffering a torn ACL. According to The News, “Wide receiver Chuck Jacobs, a dark horse contender to make the 49ers’ roster, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night and will be out for the season, coach Jim Harbaugh announced between Saturday’s joint practices at the Balitmore Ravens’ facility.”


Jacobs, the team’s top practice squad wide out, was making progress before hyperextending his knee during Thursday’s game on a play that went out of bounds. Jacobs has since been waived, giving up his spot on the roster for former Redskins’ practice squad receiver Lance Lewis.


With Lawrence Okoye, many thought the DE had torn his ACL, however it appears to be a slight knee injury. According to NFL.com, “Niners coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Tuesday that Okoye did not sustain an ACL injury and the injury is not season-ending. The 49ers have the option of bringing him back to the practice squad once he's healthy.”

Although Jacobs and Okoye were considered long shots by many, Demarcus dobbs has somewhat of a chance to make the 49ers’ roster.

With defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey recovering from a torn biceps injury, Justin Smith getting over a shoulder surgery and Ray McDonald coming back from a bicep surgery, this San Francisco defensive line is the most fragile it has been in years. In the coming weeks, the 49ers will assess their situation and try and balance their injuries with their current personnel.


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