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Vance McDonald knee injury gets Derek Carrier into the game [updated]

49ers tight end Vance McDonald suffered a knee injury in the second quarter of their Week 2 contest with the Chicago Bears. His return is questionable.

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Fooch's Update: McDonald was back in to start the third quarter.

The San Francisco 49ers announced that tight end Vance McDonald suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return to their Sunday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears. There is no word on the severity, so we'll keep an eye out for any potential return.

Shortly before the 49ers announced the McDonald injury, third string tight end Derek Carrier popped in and made a fantastic 22-yard catch to get the 49ers down inside the 10-yard line. Carrier leapt and hauled in the pass, took a big hit, and held on for the catch. The 49ers followed that up two plays later with a Frank Gore touchdown run to take a 17-0 lead.

Carrier is a wide receiver convert, and pass catching has been his strength. With McDonald a question mark to return, we could see more of Carrier as the 49ers head into the second half looking to put this game away.