Beasley's knee OK

The 49ers breathed a huge sigh of relief Wednesday after a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam on starting fullback Fred Beasley's left knee came back negative. Also: updates on TE Mark Anelli, DT Travis Kirschke and DE Andre Carter.

Beasley injured his knee during Tuesday's morning practice, but was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. The injury was not believed to be serious, but there is always concern when a knee is involved.

But the MRI revealed no damage to the knee. In other injury news:

-- Tight end Mark Anelli will be out six to eight weeks with a broken collarbone. Erickson indicated the Niners probably aren't considering Anelli as a candidate to go on the injured reserve list.

"I don't think so," Erickson said. "That is something that we will discuss as time goes on. He was having an awfully good camp and was playing very well. It's too bad and it is unfortunate. It was a non-contact injury and in my coaching career, that is where they happen for whatever reason." -- Defensive tackle Travis Kirschke sustained a concussion and will be examine by doctors Thursday morning. It's possible he could return to practice by Thursday afternoon or Friday morning.

-- Defensive end Andre Carter sat out Wednesday's morning practice with a sore knee. "Andre just bruised his knee and it swelled up a little bit," Erickson said. "It's not anything serious, but we sat him out this morning."

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