Vernon Davis said he is moving around better than he was after Sunday’s game but that his back spasms have not gone away entirely. He missed Wednesday’s practice and declared himself “day to day.”
Davis left Sunday’s game after a short reception. He said he experienced “sharp pain” in his back but that doctors have told him the injury is not severe.
Meanwhile, right tackle Anthony Davis also missed the practice session, but the knee injury he suffered Sunday does not appear to be long-term. Davis was observed walking quickly through the locker room and into the training room. He did not have a limp and his knee was not wrapped.
Justin Smith (veteran’s day off) missed Wednesday’s session as he always does while Tramaine Brock (toe) worked on a side field with the team’s strength coach. It appears as if Perrish Cox will start his fourth straight contest at cornerback.
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Another tight end, Vance McDonald, was on hand for the styart of practice. Defensive end Tony Jerod-Eddie was in a blue, no-contact jersey due to a shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, rookie center Marcus Martin went through his first practice after injurying his knee in the preseason.
Did not practice: CB Tramaine Brock (toe), T Anthony Davis (knee, ankle), TE Vernon Davis (back), C Marcus Martin (knee), DE Justin Smith (not injury related).
Limited: S Antoine Bethea (ankle), DE Tony Jerod-Eddie (shoulder), P Andy Lee (right ankle), C Marcus Martin (knee), TE Vance McDonald (knee), S Eric Reid (hamstring)
Full: WR Michael Crabtree (foot), RB Frank Gore (back)
Did not practice: WR Donnie Avery (groin), S Eric Berry (ankle)
Limited: RB Jamaal Charles (ankle), LB Tamba Hali (knee), CB Sean Smith (groin)
Full: CB Christopher Owens (thumb), RB DeAnthony Thomas (hamstring), LB Frank Zombo (hamstring)
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