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49ers’ NaVorro Bowman ahead of schedule in knee rehab

By on 4/06/2014 09:00:00 AM

To update a previous report, 49ers’ linebacker NaVorro Bowman is making significant progress on his road to recovery. Bowman underwent a knee operation in February to repair two torn ligaments, but only two months after surgery, there is no timetable for his return, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Even though his doctors have reassured him that his rehabilitation is ahead of schedule, Bowman remains focused on the task at hand before he can even think about practicing again. He is working with the same trainer that helped Adrian Peterson recover from a similar injury prior to the 2012 season, returning to play in a shockingly short period of time following surgery. The 25-year-old Bowman knows that with a little patience and hard work, he can come back strong:
I'm young and I know I still have a lot of football left in me. So, all I have to do is get my knee back feeling good, if not better than it was. Then I'll be fine.
Sparked by the play Bowman was injured on in last season’s NFC Championship, the NFL recently decided to change a rule on lose-ball recoveries. The San Francisco linebacker appeared on SportsCenter last week and commended the league on the rule change, but humbly stated that it doesn’t fix his injury. He also reiterated that the 49ers have no intention of rushing him back, which coach Jim Harbaugh first implied in February. 

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