SANTA CLARA – Vernon Davis was interviewed at his locker Friday afternoon. Here’s what he said.
Q: Do you think you’re going to be able to play on Sunday?
DAVIS: I’m not sure yet. I’m just going to play it by ear at the moment, continue to keep working and, hopefully, I will feel ready on game day.
Q: So are you going to wait until an hour before the game to get out and there test it?
DAVIS: Twenty five, thirty minutes. About an hour.
Q: Percentage-wise, how healthy are you?
DAVIS: A lot better than last week.
Q: You must have been frustrated last week.
DAVIS: Yeah, it’s tough. When your guys are out there battling you want to get out there because you know you can contribute and help them. That’s why I say I just take it one day at a time. Can’t get too overwhelmed. Just go off of how I feel.
Q: Did you expect to make this much progress with your injury?
DAVIS: They told me two-and-a-half weeks or so. We’ll just take it day by day.
Q: No pain when you’re running now?
DAVIS: There’s pain. There’s still pain.
Q: What’s the extent of that injury? What exactly happened?
DAVIS: I think it was…a deltoid? In your ankle? First time hearing about that one.
Q: Don’t know if that’s a deltoid.
DAVIS: He said deltoid. That’s what I got in my text message, deltoid.
Q: Isn’t that in your arm?
DAVIS: Yeah. I was like, hold up, what is that? Are you looking at the right film? What is going on?
(NOTE: There is something called a “deltoid” in your ankle. It’s a ligament.)
Q: Where does it hurt?
DAVIS: It’s pretty much the band around both ankles. Around the front and alongside both ankles. Swelling.
Q: Did you say how many snaps you expect to play on Sunday?
DAVIS: I didn’t say that. Not sure. Day to day. Game-time decision.
Q: When you get back out there, how much will that help the run game with its blocking?
DAVIS: The thing about this offense, the thing that I really appreciate about it is that we’re run and pass. Everyone gets a chance to get involved, especially Frank Gore. We can’t do much without him. We’ve got to get him going. Got to get Crabtree and Anquan and those guys involved, as well as the tight end position. And just keep going one game at a time.