49ers tight end Vernon Davis says his injured hamstring is fine and he just needs a little rest before Sunday’s matchup against the visiting Colts. However, that isn’t his decision to make as the 49ers are still evaluating his injury.
Davis left last Sunday’s game against Seattle holding his leg. Davis reportedly sprained his hamstring while going up to catch an under thrown sideline toss from Colin Kaepernick. Davis finished the contest with only 3 catches for 20 yards.
The severity of the injury, as well as Davis’s status for the Colts game is still unclear. Currently, the versatile tight end is listed as questionable.
If Davis does not play against the Colts, the 49ers offense will have a considerable amount of problems. Against the Seahawks, Davis, as well as the entire pass game, was rendered ineffective.
However, Davis was a major factor in the 49ers demolition of the Green Bay Packers defense. Even though Anquan Boldin had a breakout game, the Green Bay secondary that had to pay close attention to Davis.
Davis’s backup is Vance McDonald, a rookie from Rice University. McDonald is not known for his speed or athleticism, and will not be able to successfully fill the void that Davis would leave if he can’t go on Sunday.