Rookie running back Mike Davis was attractive to the 49ers as an every-down threat because of his ability to catch passes out of the backfield.
But it appears one particular pass from strong-armed 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick got the better of Davis during the team’s organized team activities in Santa Clara.
"Kaep owe me a new thumb," the fourth-round draft pick posted on Twitter Thursday morning.
In Davis’ final two seasons of college, he caught 66 passes for 720 yards and two touchdowns.
The extent of Davis’ injury is not known. The 49ers’ practice Thursday afternoon is open to the media.
Kaep owe me a new thumb— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 21, 2015
Davis took part in the 49ers’ practice Thursday during organized team activities and said he was fine after experiencing some swelling from a Kaepernick pass a day earlier.
“My thumb is good, man. It was just one day,” Davis said. “My thumb was messed up because of Kap, but I’m all right. . . . Kap, man, (has) a lot of power. I didn’t know he could throw the ball that hard. As I can see yesterday, I can tell how hard he can throw it.”
Davis said Kaepernick delivered a pass with a lot of velocity as he ran an out-pattern.
“I didn’t know it was coming that fast and it hit my thumb,” Davis said. “I still caught it, but it was crazy.”
Meanwhile, running back Carlos Hyde declined to elaborate on a cryptic message he posted on social media. Just prior to practice, Hyde tweeted: “Trust in God's timing.”
Hyde did not practice on Thursday. Coach Jim Tomsula said the second-year running back is being held out due to an undisclosed leg injury.
“He’s working through the leg. It’s nothing," Tomsula said. "We want you 100 percent. We’re doing this offseason thing and we’re doing things fast and we’re doing all those things, so we’re not going to push. It’s not the season, so we’re trying to treat that the right way.”