LaMichael James injury: 49ers RB out vs. Packers

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers will use WR Kyle Williams on returns against the Packers on Sunday.

The 49ers will be missing a weapon on Sunday when they take on the Green Bay Packers at Candlestick Park. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, second-year running back LaMichael James is out for the Week 1 matchup against the Packers. James was listed as questionable on the 49ers' official injury report with a knee injury and did not practice at all this week.

James sprained his MCL against the San Diego Chargers on Aug. 24 during the team's preseason finale. The Oregon alum played in just four regular season games as a rookie. He totaled 125 yards on 27 carries and caught three balls for 29 yards. He is listed as the third running back and starting returner on the team's official depth chart.

While James is out, his teammate Nnamdi Asomugha is still listed as questionable with a collarbone injury. The cornerback was limited in practice throughout the week. He will be a game-time decision.

The 49ers will host the Packers at 4:25 p.m. ET at Candlestick Park. The game will air on FOX.

More from SB Nation NFL:

An early 2014 mock draft

Check out SB Nation's massive new NFL preview

The easiest players to root for

Elite, or elitist? Eli the art collector

Uffsides: This week's 5 must-see games

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.