San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis suffered a concussion against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The injury occurred when Davis was hit in the side of the head occurred when Panthers safety Mike Mitchell tackled him near the five-yard ling on an incomplete mass. This isn’t the first concussion Davis has suffered, the last one came against Seattle Seahawks on December 23rd of last season.
“I think it was a little less than that,” Davis said comparing the two concussions, and referred to this one as “mild.”
The good news is that Davis said his memory and balance felt fine after the game. Rookie safety Eric Reid also suffered a concussion in the game, and both of them watched the game from the locker room.
“We just sat there watching the game,” Davis said, via the team’s website. “Anytime you’re sitting back, whether it’s on the sideline or you’re watching the game on TV, it’s pretty frustrating.”
Davis would have to pass an NFL-mandated contact test on Thursday or Friday to be eligible to play on Sunday. There has been some blame thrown at quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the offensive struggles this season, but Vernon Davis’ absence for the remainder of the game Sunday was used as an excuse.
“I don’t really look at it like that,” said Davis. “I feel that if I’m not in there, we can still win a game. I don’t think it’s because of one man.”