SANTA CLARA -- Tight end Vernon Davis and safety Eric Reid said they are feeling fine after concussions knocked each of them from the 49ers' loss Sunday. Both plan to follow normal, post-concussion protocol this week before being fully cleared to return to action.

"I'm doing fine, feeling great and just taking it one day at a time," Davis said Tuesday. "I have to wait for doctors to let me know what I can do next."

Reid, in a brief interview, simply said he's "doing good" and will follow the same steps he took after a Sept. 15 concussion in Seattle.

The 49ers (6-3) next play against the New Orleans Saints (7-2) on Sunday in the Superdome, site of the 49ers' Super Bowl loss on Feb. 3.

San Francisco 49ers’ Vernon Davis (85) makes a catch for a 61-yard touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at Candlestick Park
San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis (85) makes a catch for a 61-yard touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Davis described this concussion as "mild" as compared to one that knocked him out of a Dec. 23 game in Seattle. He said he and Reid were in the locker room together as the 49ers finished their 10-9 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers.

"I didn't really have too many symptoms," Davis said. "My memory was good. My balance was OK."

Davis left the game after landing on his head and shoulder, as safety Mike Mitchell helped break up Colin Kaepernick's pass to Davis near the Panthers' 5-yard line.

Davis' goal Tuesday was to "break a sweat," and he did that by riding an exercise bike and lifting weights. Once they past neurological tests, Davis and Reid will need to clear a light-contact session.

Considering he has had multiple concussions in an 11-month span, Davis admitted it's "tough" to weigh health concerns while concentrating on a game.

"Concussions, that's one of the biggest (injuries) right there," Davis said. "Any time you're about to make contact with someone, you're thinking about your head."

  • Tight end Garrett Celek said he's day-to-day after straining his left hamstring while blocking on a punt return. "I have high expectations," Celek said in terms of his availability Sunday, though he noted that doctors don't know the extent of his strain other than it's not a torn hamstring.

  • Linebacker Dan Skuta wore an orthopedic boot on his left foot after playing through an injury most of Sunday's game.

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