On Friday, McDonald, who is recovering from an injury to the knee, had a personalized workout, and the player was running routes. The player then said that he was ready for action.
”I’m confident I can go Sunday,” said the player. ”Running routes felt great.”
McDonald injured his knee two weeks ago when the Bears beat the 49ers.
”It’s something I had to work through,” said the tight end. ”We’ve been using caution; it’s all about Sunday.”
McDonald said that he did well during the team’s workouts on Friday, which thoroughly put his knee to the test.
”I’m pretty happy,” said McDonald. ”I was impatient and wanted to do more work after I was finished for the day, but the trainers kept me on a schedule and they’ve done a great job of getting me back in a timely fashion.”
San Francisco would get more options with McDonald, who so far this season made one catch for nine yards. The team was depending on a set of five receivers when they lost to the Cardinals last week due to missing depth at the tight end position.
”That’s what I like about this team: we can line up two tight ends or go with a five-receiver set and still move the football,” said McDonald. ”I thought they did a great job offensively.”
Davis did not want to promise playing.
”It will be more of a game-time decision,” said Davis. ”We’ll keep working and hopefully I can be ready. I feel a lot better than last week.”
The player has soreness in the deltoid ligament area of his ankle, and will see how it is approximately an hour before the game gets underway on Sunday.
”It’s tough when the guys are all out there battling,” said Davis. ”You want to be out there with them. But you can’t get too overwhelmed. I’ll just take it one day at a time.”
Coach Jim Harbaugh was also optimistic but vigilant about his status for Sunday, and he praised the player’s talents in the team’s offensive game.
”He’s one of the rare tight ends that’s really good in the run game and really good in the pass game,” said Harbaugh. ”He’s at the highest level in both.”
Davis also knows how important he is as a run blocker, and so do many Live betting fans.
”Definitely, when you can run or pass everyone gets a chance to get involved, especially Frank Gore,” said Davis. ”We can’t do too much without him. We’ve got to get him going as well as Michael Crabtree and the other receivers.”