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Tight end Vernon Davis anticipates being back in the 49ers’ starting lineup Sunday against the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles after spending much of last week on crutches.
“I’m feeling great,” Davis told reporters at Levi’s Stadium on Tuesday. “It’s day by day, one step at a time. But I’m feeling great. It’s going to be a good week for me.”
Davis sustained a left ankle injury in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14, which kept him sidelined for the final 10 minutes.
He did not suit up Sunday in a 23-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals due to the injury.
“On Saturday, I could really tell right then and there it was going to be a little struggle, it wasn’t going to be ready,” Davis said. “So the coaches and trainers told me to just sit this one out.”
Davis did not express any anxiety about the 49ers’ 1-2 start. The 49ers have blown second-half leads in back-to-back losses to the Bears and Cardinals.
“It doesn’t mean anything,” Davis said. "It’s early. It’s too soon to be judgmental on us as an offense and as a defense. It’s just 1-2. That’s nothing. We’ve been in this position before. It’s early. I’m excited about the rest of the season.”
Davis said the 49ers’ second-half woes are also no reason to be alarmed. The offense has managed just three points in six quarters after halftime.
“That’s something we can correct,” he said. “I don’t know exactly what it was or what it is at the moment, but I’m sure once we come together collectively and come up with a good plan, we can figure it all out and get these things corrected.”