After playing in his first game since 2014, 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis will likely miss this weekend’s contest against the Panthers. According to Matt Barrows of SacBee.com, Davis suffered a concussion during practice this week and has been ruled out for Sunday’s game.
It’s been a hectic start of the season for the 26-year-old. The lineman ended his brief retirement this offseason, but he reportedly missed a crucial practice prior to his team’s season-opener. Davis’ concerns apparently stemmed from his displeasure at playing offensive guard, although the lineman and coach Chip Kelly described the absence as a “miscommunication.” Davis ultimately served as the team’s reserve offensive tackle during their first game.
Davis, a first-round pick in 2010, had started all 71 of his NFL appearances prior to last weekend’s game. The lineman had originally announced his retirement during the summer of 2015, citing injury concerns.