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.