LaMichael James will miss a month

Updated: July 28, 2014, 8:56 AM ET
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers began training camp Thursday with running back being a crowded position.

It is suddenly thin after two early injuries.

Running back/returner LaMichael James dislocated his left elbow, a league source confirmed. He is expected to miss about a month, meaning he will likely miss the entire preseason.

Barring a setback, he should be ready to play Week 1 at the Dallas Cowboys.

James, a 2012 second-round pick out of Oregon, ...

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