49ers Injury Update: Brandon Jacobs' X-Rays Negative, LaMichael James Expects To Practice

Aug 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Mister Alexander (54) tackles San Francisco 49ers running back LaMichael James (23) in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James both went down with injuries in the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Houston Texans. Currently, neither of their injuries are considered to be serious.

San Francisco 49ers running backs Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James both suffered injuries in Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans.

Current reports indicate that neither will miss a significant amount of time during the regular season, but Jacobs' injury appears to be more serious than James'. Jacobs hurt his left knee after being tackled by Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson. He was later helped off the field by coach Jim Harbaugh and the team's trainer. Harbaugh told the media that Jacob's injury is not season-ending.

After Saturday night's game, LaMichael James tweeted out that he expects to be on the field and practicing on Monday:

Niners Nation writer David Fucillo speculates that the 49ers might add a running back in response to Jacob's injury:

At the same time, as I mentioned after LaMichael James went down with an apparent ankle injury, I wouldn't be surprised to see the 49ers add a running back this week. Whether it be Ryan Grant or anybody else (Kory Sheets anybody?!?!), an extra body would help at least allow the 49ers to roll out some more bodies to keep Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter as fresh as possible. (Via: Niners Nation)

For more news and analysis on the 49ers, head over to Niners Nation.

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