San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis remains a question mark in his recovery from the concussion he suffered in Week 11 against the New York Giants. He spoke with the media during player availability on Thursday and updated his progress:
#49ers Anthony Davis (concussion) improved but not symptom free: "It's scary when your brain is not working how it's supposed to"— Cam Inman (@CamInman) December 4, 2014
#49ers Anthony Davis says he is still experiencing symptoms from a concussion. Does not know what he'll be able to do in practice today.— Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) December 4, 2014
#49ers RT Anthony Davis described the first 3-4 days of his concussion as a "white fog"— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) December 4, 2014
Davis suffered the concussion on the second to last offensive play. After the game, he tweeted about getting knocked unconscious, and a couple days later we found out he was in the NFL's concussion protocol. Since then some folks have mentioned that he might not have ended up in the protocol if not for the tweet. I don't think that's necessarily the case. I believe the team took his helmet from him once he got to the sideline. Additionally, given how long he has now been out, I imagine something would have revealed itself in the following days. Either way, it's good that he is not on the field.
In the meantime, Jonathan Martin will continue taking reps at right tackle. Davis will likely be listed no better than questionable on tomorrow's final injury report, and we'll wait for final word over the weekend. For now, we just hope he gets through the symptoms.