Niners running back Jacobs avoids ‘major damage’ on knee 

click to enlarge Brandon Jacobs’ MRI on his knee revealed nothing too severe after he was injured in Saturday’s 49ers game. - US PRESSWIRE FILE PHOTO
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  • Brandon Jacobs’ MRI on his knee revealed nothing too severe after he was injured in Saturday’s 49ers game.

The 49ers got some good news regarding running back Brandon Jacobs when an MRI on Sunday revealed he had sustained “no major damage” to his left knee, a source told

It’s unclear how long Jacobs will be sidelined, but it appeared the injury might be serious when Jacobs left Saturday’s 20-9 loss against the Houston Texans after taking a hit from cornerback Kareem Jackson in the first quarter.

He had to be taken to the 49ers’ locker room on a cart.

Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Saturday that Jacobs would miss time, but that the injury was “not the ‘you don’t come back from [it]’ variety.”

Jacobs tweeted “Yeeeeaaaa” on Sunday presumably in response to the optimistic news.

Meanwhile, Niners rookie running back LaMichael James said on Twitter his injury Saturday was not serious and he will be back at practice today.

“I will be 100% at practice Monday In full force believe that go 9ers thanks for all the support I love you guys!,” James tweeted  about his leg injury.

AP could play Friday: Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier did not rule out the possibility that running back Adrian Peterson might play in Friday’s preseason game against San Diego. Peterson had surgery on Dec. 30 to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament.

Saints ink Camarillo: Wide receiver Greg Camarillo, a former Stanford and Menlo-Atherton High School standout, signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. Last season, Camarillo had nine receptions for 121 yards while playing in 13 games for the Vikings. — Staff, wire report

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