Relief for 49ers: Coffee returns quickly

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Coffee returned to the field quickly for the 49ers.

His injury wasn't an injury so much as a condition. He had the wind knocked out of him, the 49ers said.

With Frank Gore sidelined, the 49ers couldn't afford to lose Coffee as well. The fact that he's back in the game helps their ground game quite a bit.