QB expected to be ready for regular season
Even as the 49ers continue to fret over a back injury that will keep quarterback Jeff Garcia out of a second straight preseason game, sources close to Garcia insist he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.
The four-year veteran's absence from practice is more precautionary than anything.
"If this week were the [season opener]," one source said, "Jeff would play. It's really that simple. Now, you're always a little concerned when a back injury is involved, but all of the gloom ...
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