Brandon Jacobs Injury: 49ers RB Carted Off Field With Leg Injury

Austin GreenCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2012

San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs suffered a leg injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Update: Sunday, August 19th at 9:02 p.m. ET by Richard Langford

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting outstanding news for the 49ers and their fans. Rapoport:

...an MRI has revealed running back Brandon Jacobs suffered "no major damage" to his left knee, according to a source with knowledge of his condition.

Given Jim Harbaugh's tweet (see below), there is still certainly a possibility that Jacobs' injury is severe enough that he could miss some regular season time, but with this MRI news, it is safe to say that Jacobs will not be on the shelf for any prolonged period. 


Update: Saturday, August 18th at 11:25 p.m. ET

Jim Harbaugh delivered a cryptic message regarding Jacobs' status. The 49ers' official Twitter page provided this quote from the head coach regarding his fallen RB:

Harbaugh said Jacobs will miss some time, but said it's "not the you don't come back from variety."

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 19, 2012

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CBS Sports blog Eye On Football reported:

Brandon Jacobs carted back to locker room after suffering a left leg injury. Looked in serious pain:yfrog.com/nvcnjptp

— Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) August 19, 2012

Jacobs was hurt on his first and only carry of the game, going down after Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson hit him directly on the left knee. Team doctors helped him off the field, then carted him from the sideline to the locker room.

This is an unfortunate development for the 30-year-old Jacobs, who was looking to resurrect his career after his role with the New York Giants became reduced.

The short-yardage specialist joined the 49ers running back platoon of Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, but it appears San Fransisco's depth chart has already suffered a serious loss.

We will have all the updates on Jacobs' injury when they are made available.