Aaron Rodgers (12) is chased by San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald (91) in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers Ray McDonald only has biceps strain


San Francsico 49ers DE Ray McDonald left Sunday’s game with an arm injury, and he needed to have an MRI done yesterday in order to ensure that McDonald did not suffer a serious injury. He had to be examined in the locker room in the third quarter following his sack of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, there was certainly cause for concern. McDonald is an excellent penetrating 3-4 DE, and he means a lot to this 49ers defense.

The great news is that the MRI checked out fine, and there was no structural damage for McDonald. CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reports that Ray McDonald “is not expected to be out of action an extend period of time” due to the clean MRI. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh? Well, he says that his team dodged a bullet with this injury.

“We dodged a bullet there. It looks like Ray might have walked one off.”

It’s great to hear that McDonald is fine with just a right biceps strain, but we’ll see if he is able to play this week in an NFC West rivalry game against the Arizona Cardinals. His status is purely up for speculation at this point, but the great news is obviously that McDonald did not suffer a significant biceps injury on Sunday. Per Maiocco, McDonald showed no signs of injury, as he looked fine and was not wearing a brace or anything on his arm.

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  • loverpoint

    The recovery time for a strained biceps is anywhere from a couple of days to a week and a half.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Let’s hope he falls into the “couple of days” category. Thanks for the info.