The dislocated elbow
James, who is out a month, got hurt on a blitz pickup drill when he was blown backward by inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite, according to the Sacramento Bee. James has gotten injured before the regular season in each of his three NFL seasons. He hurt his ankle in the 2012 preseason and sprained a knee ligament in last year's preseason.
James was carted off the field with the injury on Sunday, just two days after Kendall Hunter suffered a torn ACL. Rookie Carlos Hyde and Jewel Hampton are the only two healthy backup running backs left for San Francisco.
Along with rookie running back Carlos Hyde, James could see an increased role as the backup running back after Kendall Hunter went down with a torn ACL. James carried the ball just 12 times in 2013.
The 49ers will open their preseason Aug. 7 at Baltimore.
The subject of trade talks this offseason, running back
James didn't show up for voluntary workouts earlier this spring and forfeited a $50,000 bonus. The team said they don't intend to trade him. He's expected to compete for kick- and punt-return duties this summer.
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