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49ers RT Anthony Davis in concussion protocol

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San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis is in the concussion protocol, following an elbow to the head in Sunday's win over the New York Giants. We break down what it means.

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In not so surprising news, San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis is in the concussion protocol, according to Matt Barrows. As we learned from Davis on Twitter, he took an elbow to the head this past Sunday, and was briefly knocked out. The hit took place on Colin Kaepernick's 3rd and 7 scramble. He was stopped short, and Davis took a hit when he went down for a block. He was down on his hands and knees, at which point Jim Harbaugh and the other offensive linemen hustled to get him off the field, so as to avoid the use of a timeout. He did not return for Kap's kneel-down to end the game.

The concussion protocol requires a player be asymptomatic while at rest, and then again after exertion. This is followed by a contact test. My guess is Davis will either be a DNP or limited participant in practice on Wednesday. He'll work through the protocol, and probably end up listed as questionable on the team's Friday injury report. If he is able to be limited each day of practice, I would imagine he will play, but we'll wait and see how the week progresses.