During last nights preseason finale running back LaMichael James suffered a knee injury, at the time the status of the injury was unknown.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reported that the results were a sprained MCL and Matt Maiocco followed up with James missing 3-4 weeks.
RB-PR LaMichael James has a sprained MCL. Prognosis unclear at this point. Kyle Williams is the backup PR; Quinton Patton backup KR?
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) August 30, 2013
49ers RB LaMichael James (left knee) is expected to miss three weeks.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) August 30, 2013
In James’ absence Kyle Williams will handled punt return duties and the kick return duties will be handled by either Williams, Kendall Hunter, Quinton Patton or Perrish Cox.