Vernon Davis on Knee Injury: 'I'm Doing Really Well'

When speaking to the media on Thursday, Vernon Davis gave a positive prognosis on the knee injury that's kept him out of the team's last two contests.

"I'm doing really well," Davis said. "I had a good day of practice yesterday. It went really good. I had a chance to explode off the ball and get back to myself. I'm looking forward to this week."

The San Francisco 49ers tight end was officially listed as limited in Wednesday's practice and and had the same designation on Thursday.

Jim Tomsula and San Francisco's training staff opted to keep Davis back at the team facility last weekend rather than fly him with the team to New York. The tight end said that in year's past, injured players would still travel and be with their teammates.

Davis said the two extra days of rehab at the SAP Performance Facility were beneficial.

"They're just trying to protect us and make sure that we come back in good health," Davis said.

The tight end has eight receptions for 109 yards this season in three games played.

The last time the 49ers met their next opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, was in Super Bowl XLVII two seasons ago. Davis caught six passes for 104 yards in that game.

Despite his personal success against Sunday's opponent, Davis said there's nothing to be taken from that contest.

"As far as the Ravens go, they've changed dramatically," he said. "They're a completely different team. Of course we all know that Ray Lewis is gone. Ed Reed is gone. Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin are on our side now. It's just different. Everything about it is different."

Garrett Celek, Garrett Celek and Blake Bell have seen increased snaps in Davis' absence. Celek has been the main beneficiary in the passing game having caught three passes in each of the last two games. That includes his first career touchdown, a five-yard reception against the Giants.

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