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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

49ers Injury Update: Vernon Davis looking healthier

By on 9/24/2014 11:08:00 AM

Vernon Davis was seen on Tuesday with no crutches and without any noticeable limp. He looks ready to rejoin a 49ers team that has a difficult time winning without him, reports Can Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

An ankle injury kept Davis from playing last week against the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers lost the game 23-14 and their record now stands at 1-2 this season.

"I'm not going to say just because I was out of the game, these guys lost," Davis said. "It's all about timing. I was confident those guys could go out and win. It doesn't really matter if I'm out there or not."

That may not be true if you look at the 49ers without Davis. The 49ers have lost four games that he was unable to suit up for since 2007, along with their past two regular-season games at the Seattle Seahawks. Davis was forced to leave both games due to a concussion in one game, and a hamstring strain in the other.

The 49ers, last week without tight ends Davis and Vance McDonald, were forced to use four and five wide receiver sets, which resulted in some early success.

Davis without question is one of Colin Kapernick's favorite targets, especially in the red-zone. He has been on the receiving end of 16 of Kapernick's 35 regular season touchdown passes. This season, Davis has already snagged two touchdowns. The tight end has also caught two touchdowns - one in each of his two previous games against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The 49ers are at home this Sunday against the Eagles' 29th-ranked pass defense. The Eagles' secondary was torched last week against the Washington Redskins. Davis has to be chomping at the bit to get a shot at the Eagles' poor pass defense.

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