49ers lose 20-9 but injuries hurt more than loss
The 49ers didn’t look good out there today. It would have been nice to say they escaped Houston without any injuries, but that wasn’t the case.
Early on quarterback Alex Smith took a beating. He seemed to have gotten hit every snap he took. It was clear the 49ers were playing an exhibition while the Texans were playing their Super Bowl. In the first on Brandon Jacobs first carry he took a hard hit to his left knee which required him to get assistance off the field and took a cart to the locker room. No word on the injury itself, but it didn’t look good.
With about 4 minutes left in the 4th rookie runningback LaMichael James suffered an ankle injury. He also was helped off the field, no word on his status either. Two key players the 49ers were looking to help the running game ended up getting xrays at the end.
The 49ers will work on their mistakes this game and hopefully the injuries to Jacobs and James are not that serious and they do not miss that much time.