The San Francisco 49ers can lock up the NFC West division with a Week Seventeen win over the Arizona Cardinals. It sounds increasingly likely, however, that they’ll be playing Sunday’s game without concussed tight end Vernon Davis.   Read more after the jump.

Shay Marie

In a late-Friday article entitled “Vernon Davis likely won’t play Sunday,” Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Davis “sounded not at all like a player expecting to return to action” during Friday interviews with reporters, and “he’s not optimistic about playing” against Arizona.

“I’ve just got to get a little more comfortable,” said Davis, who suffered the concussion in last Sunday night’s loss to Seattle.

Davis participated in Friday’s practice in a black, no-contact jersey, but is listed as questionable on the injury report and still must pass a simulated contact test before receiving full medical clearance.

“It was pretty brutal,” is how Davis described Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s hit. “I don’t think it was legal, no. I saw it on the news, but I didn’t really go in and look at it. I didn’t want to see it.”