There’s a “real possibility” 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman will not play this season due to torn ACL and MCL he suffered last season, per source.
CSN Bay Area "All-Pro 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s MRI examination on his surgically repaired left knee checked out “fine,” a source told CSNBayArea.com on Thursday. While there is still no timetable for Bowman’s return, the source said, Tuesday is the latest the 49ers could declare Bowman available to..." November 13
San Francisco Chronicle "On Monday afternoon, NaVorro Bowman effortlessly banked in a 25-foot shot on a mini basketball hoop in the 49ers’ locker room, a reminder that he was a standout shooting guard at Suitland (Md.) High and the best player on a middle-school team that included Thunder star Kevin Durant. More..." October 29
San Francisco Chronicle "Five games into the season, the 49ers rank among the NFL’s top five in a slew of defensive categories. A sampling: yards allowed per game (2nd), rushing yards allowed per game (3rd), takeaways (4th) and opponent’s passer rating (4th). Given those figures, it’s fair to wonder: What could they..." October 08
CSN Bay Area "All-Pro inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is eligible to return to the 49ers' practice field next week, but it appears to be a near-certainty that Aldon Smith will be beat him back into the lineup. Smith is serving a nine-game suspension for violations of the NFL’s policies on substance abuse..." October 07
CSN Bay Area "Coach Jim Harbaugh caught a glimpse of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s rehab and was encouraged by what he saw. Bowman, a first-team All-Pro selection each of the past three seasons, revealed on Thursday that he has been sprinting for two days. He underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL,..." September 12
CSN Bay Area "On the surface, inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite had a strong first half and only seemed to strengthen his case to replace NaVorro Bowman in the 49ers’ starting lineup. But instead of being satisfied with his performance, Wilhoite focused afterward on three plays that got away in the 49ers’..." August 18
NFL.com "The San Francisco 49ers have a loose timetable in mind for All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Niners defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told reporters on Friday that Bowman is not expected to return until the midpoint of the season, according to the Bay Area News Group. Bowman -- who is..." July 25
San Francisco Chronicle "The 49ers have ranked among top three in points allowed the past three years, but one of the NFL’s most formidable defenses figures to be absent two All-Pros to start the season. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith is expected to serve as NFL suspension of unknown length, while inside linebacker..." July 22
CSN Bay Area "Pro Bowl performers NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati are making good progress from the significant injuries they sustained in the NFC Championship game, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said on Friday. Bowman underwent surgery on Feb. 4 to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Iupati did not..." April 25
#49ers Bowman just said on SportsCenter that he should be ready “about the middle of the season.” In step with team’s timeline.
NaVorro Bowman said doctors told him he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and that the 49ers are "excited" by his progress.
ESPN.com "NaVorro Bowman is happy that the NFL has tweaked its rule on whether a loose-ball recovery is reviewable. Bowman suffered a serious knee injury in January while attempting to recover a fumble during the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. Although..." April 02
Sacramento Bee "Recent footage of NaVorro Bowman's rehabilitation from a torn ACL shows the 49ers' inside linebacker hard at work in the early stages of his recovery. Is it possible he can return in time for the first game of the season? "I wouldn't count NaVorro Bowman out of anything," Jim Harbaugh said..." February 20
Pro Football Talk "49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee while trying to keep the Seahawks out of the end zone in the second half of the NFC Championship Game, injuries that will leave him with a lot of rehab before he’s ready to get back on the field for the 2014 season. One big..." February 04
San Francisco Gate "NaVorro Bowman was widely viewed as a Defensive Player of the Year contender, but his candidacy clearly didn’t resonate among those who actually vote for the award. The 49ers inside linebacker did not receive a vote, while Carolina middle linebacker Luke Kuechly won the award which was..." February 02
ESPN.com "Jim Harbaugh has no doubt star inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman will regain his top-notch ability following rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee. But the San Francisco 49ers coach has no idea when Bowman will return. Harbaugh said Tuesday that Bowman, one of the most dominant defensive..." January 22
Pro Football Talk "After Sunday night’s loss to the Seahawks, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that the preliminary assessment of linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s knee injury revealed a suspected ACL injury. Per a league source, the team fears both an ACL and MCL injury. An MRI, which has not yet been conducted, will..." January 20
Jim Harbaugh said preliminary exam shows ACL injury for NaVorro Bowman.
San Francisco Chronicle "There were holes all over the defense missing stars missing pieces. And NaVorro Bowman played like a man trying to fill all the holes. “The way he led on defense was outstanding” Jim Harbaugh said. The 49ers a team that suffered few injuries on their way to the Super Bowl last season have..." September 27