June 12, 2012; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs (45) talks with offensive line coach Tim Drevno during 49ers minicamp at San Francisco 49ers training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

Brandon Jacobs Injury: MRI Reveals 'No Major Damage'

Brandon Jacobs injured his left knee on Saturday, but x-rays were negative. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said he doesn't think the damage is significant.

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Brandon Jacobs Injury: MRI Shows 'No Major Damage' To Left Knee

The San Francisco 49ers received some good news about their suddenly crippled running back corps Sunday afternoon when Brandon Jacobs MRI showed "no major damage," according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Jacobs sustained the injury to his left knee after Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson slammed into his leg following an eight yard run in Saturday's exhibition game. The former New York Giant had to be helped off the field and wasn't able to put any weight on his leg as he was assisted to the locker room, leading to speculation that the injury could be severe.

Following his 4 p.m. MRI, Jacobs tweeted "Good, Good, Good," giving fans a ray of hope that Jacobs season wasn't finished as many had feared.

Rapoport is reporting there is still no timetable for Jacobs return though. Luckily for the 49ers, running back LaMichael James, who also suffered an ankle injury of his own in the game, is not expected to miss any practice time.

For more injury updates and all your 49ers news, head on over to Niners Nation.


Brandon Jacobs Injury: 49ers RB Will Have MRI Sunday

RB Brandon Jacobs was helped off the field after injuring his knee in San Fransisco's loss 20-to-9 loss to the Houston Texans. At the end of Jacobs' only rush of the game, Texans CB Kareem Jackson made direct contact with Jacobs' leg, causing the player to remain on the ground for a few minutes. Once returning to the sidelines, Jacobs was unable to put any weight on his leg as he made his way to the lockeroom.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter's twitter feed, x-rays on Jacobs' knee were negative; however, he will have an MRI on Sunday. Matt Maiocco of CSN reported that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has confirmed Jacobs leg/knee injury, but does not consider it to be season-ending; however the RB will be out of the lineup for an unspecified amount of time.

This is a tough break for running back who was looking to revive his career in San Francisco after five seasons with the New York Giants. The loss, whether it be short or long-term, will not have a devistating impact on the 49ers. In addition to Jacobs, SF has Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter to pick up the carries.

For continuing updates to this story, check out Niners Nation and SBNation Bay Area.

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