It is a good thing that I am not a big fan of the 49ers, or I might have been crying.
Vernon Davis had been the lone bright spot for an offense that was struggling, accounting for more than half of his team’s total offense and its sole touchdown. It was the biggest game of the year, but now, he was coming to the sidelines holding his lower back.
Could this be something serious? How would they respond if he were unable to return to the game? Could they continue to use the 2-TE sets that had been so successful against the same team earlier in the season? Would they be able to use the same formations with the same level of success without their biggest offensive weapon?
Twitter followed the story first, then the FOX sideline reporter gave their report (on the air) stating, “[Davis] came to the sideline holding his back; the team chiropractor checked him out and said he is okay to return to the game.”
I thought to myself, “Oh, thank goodness we know he is going to be okay.”