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49ers' DeMarcus Dobbs won't need surgery on injured knee

San Francisco 49ers fans received good news this week when they learned DeMarcus Dobbs won't need surgery on his injured right knee. Dobbs was placed on injured reserve last week and will miss the remainder of the season.

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San Francisco 49ers tight end DeMarcus Dobbs received good news on Tuesday, when he learned that he won't need surgery on his injured right knee. Dobbs suffered a partially torn MCL and PCL in the 49ers' December 9 victory over Miami and was placed on injured reserve last week.

Here is what Dobbs had to say about the situation, via CSN Bay Area:

"It looked a lot worse and felt a lot worse," he said. "I thought it was my whole knee, my ACL and everything. I thought the worst of it."

Now it appears as though Dobbs will simply need to rehabilitate the injury prior to the start of next season.

Overall it's been a tough 2012 season for Dobbs, who is now in his second year out of Georgia.

Dobbs was used mostly as a special teams player in 2012 and had zero catches as a tight end prior to the injury. He was also arrested on Nov. 30 for suspicion of drunk driving and possession of marijuana following a car accident.