McCoy: Nerve injuries difficult to gauge
Colt McCoy played three series and completed just 3-of-7 pass attempts for 41 yards. (AP)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Veteran quarterback Colt McCoy, in competition for the No. 2 job, is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination Friday morning after sustaining what he described as a stinger in his right neck and shoulder area.
"These things are always different when you're dealing with nerves and stingers and stuff," McCoy said. "You never know."
McCoy said he sustained the injury when he was stopped for a 1-yard loss on a play that was not designed to be a running play. Three plays later, McCoy's last pass attempt of the game resulted in an interception when his deep throw intended for A.J. Jenkins that was picked off by Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams.
McCoy said he believes the MRI examination is just a precaution. He said the injury is not even close in severity to the injury he sustained in the BCS championship game in January 2010 when his Texas team played Alabama. More than a year later, McCoy said he still was not 100-percent healthy from that injury.
"It's more in my neck," McCoy said of the injury he sustained Thursday.
McCoy completed just 3 of 7 pass attempts for 41 yards. He is in a competition to win the 49ers' backup job against Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels.
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McCoy played the 49ers' second, third and seventh series of the first half. Tolzien played the fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth series of the first half. Tolzien also started the second half.
McCoy remained on the sideline for the entire second half, wearing his full uniform, including shoulder pads. After the game, he said, in retrospect he should have come out of the game immediately following the injury. But it was his first game with the 49ers and he was intent to remain in the game.