Ray McDonald DL SF 6 Months

49ers LE Ray McDonald will undergo surgery to repair his torn biceps.

McDonald tore his biceps in Week 5 but played through it and ended up starting 14 games, racking up 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 22 3-4 end out of 45 qualifiers. McDonald was particularly strong against the run. He's under contract for $3.5 million in 2014.

Ray McDonald DL SF 10 Months

49ers DE Ray McDonald has been diagnosed with a right biceps strain.

An MRI ruled out structural damage and he's considered day to day. McDonald's status for the Sunday's game against the Cardinals remains in question, but he's not expected to miss an extended period of time.

Ray McDonald DL SF 10 Months

49ers DE Ray McDonald will have an MRI on his biceps Monday.

McDonald hurt his right biceps while sacking Matt Schaub in the third quarter Sunday night. He was quickly ruled out for the night, suggesting fear of a serious injury. The 49ers were forced to turn to Demarcus Dobbs and Tony Jerod-Eddie in McDonald's place.

Ray McDonald DL SF 10 Months

49ers DL Ray McDonald exited Sunday night's Week 5 game against the Texans with a right biceps injury.

McDonald headed to the locker room after sacking Matt Schaub on a third down in the third quarter and was ruled out almost immediately. That's a sign it's a significant injury. The Niners are down to Justin Smith, Glenn Dorsey, and Tony Jerod-Eddie as their lone three healthy defensive linemen.

Ray McDonald DL SF Feb 08 '12

49ers LE Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for an outstanding warrant stemming from his 2010 arrest for suspicion of DUI.

McDonald was pulled over for a traffic violation at 2AM Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Police learned of McDonald's old warrant upon inspection of his record, and released him from jail at 7AM. McDonald is the second 49er to be arrested in the last 12 days, joining OLB/DE Aldon Smith. A high-impact and underrated defender, McDonald had 2.5 sacks in San Francisco's NFC title game loss to the Giants after racking up 5.5 in the regular season.

Ray McDonald DL SF Jan 16 '12

49ers DE Ray McDonald (hamstring) played just 44-of-80 snaps in Saturday's win over the Saints.

McDonald normally plays just about every down, but was hobbled by his latest hamstring strain. Backup Ricky Jean-Francois saw 36 snaps. McDonald was one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in football this season.

Ray McDonald DL SF Jan 07 '12

49ers DE Ray McDonald expects to be available for the Divisional Round of the playoffs after tweaking his hamstring in Week 17.

McDonald missed Week 9 with a hamstring injury, but otherwise started every game for the 49ers, notching 39 tackles, two forced fumbles and 5.5 sacks. McDonald thrived under first-year HC Jim Harbaugh, grading out as the third best 3-4 defensive end by Pro Football Focus.

Ray McDonald DL SF Oct 31 '11

49ers DE Ray McDonald (hamstring) will be "evaluated throughout the week."

McDonald sat out the final two and a half quarters of Sunday's win over the Browns. He notched a sack before going down, and was replaced by Ricky Jean-Francois. McDonald's three sacks are good for fourth on the 49ers.

Ray McDonald DL SF Oct 30 '11

49ers DE Ray McDonald is done for the day with a hamstring injury.

The extent is unknown, but McDonald was out of his shoulder pads and replaced by rookie Demarcus Dobbs by the third quarter. McDonald has been dominant in his first season as a starter, so his loss could sting a tough 49ers defense.

Ray McDonald DL SF Jul 27 '11

49ers agreed to terms with DE Ray McDonald on a five-year contract.