For once, the San Francisco 49ers received good news after an injured defensive player underwent an MRI. Defensive tackle Ray McDonald received the news that he did not have a serious injury.
McDonald hurt his right biceps in the win over the Texans and he did not return to the game. There was no immediate word if he will be able to play in Week 6. A good indication of whether or not McDonald will play is if he is limited or a full participant at practice this week.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh was pleased hearing McDonald did not have a major injury, saying,
We dodged a bullet there. It looks like Ray might have walked one off.
Second-year player Tony Jerod-Eddie did a good job filling in for McDonald at defensive tackle. He recorded one tackle and had an interception against the Texans. Still, it will be nice to have McDonald’s experience and size on the field. Hopefully, he will be able to play on Sunday.
Patrick Willis’ Inspiration
In other injury news, Patrick Willis is still dealing with a groin injury that has kept him out of the last two games. Willis is yearning to return to the field as he said he couldn’t sleep after the 49ers recent win. To help him fall asleep, he drew inspiration from the TV show Matlock. He said on his Instagram account with a picture of his TV,
I can’t go back to sleep. When this show goes off, I just want to get up, go rehab and train so that I can be one of the best in my profession like Ben Matlock. I know it’s different, but those of you know who knew about Ben Matlock will get it, lol.
Here is the picture he posted: