Kaepernick (shoulder) underwent surgeries on his right thumb and left knee Wednesday, CSN Bay Area reports. Early in the week, it was revealed that Kaepernick may require a procedure to repair a torn ligament in the thumb, but a subsequent examination also forced doctors to perform arthroscopic surgery on his knee. The dual procedures come in the wake of his recovery from November surgery to repair a torn left labrum, which was accompanied by a 4-to-6 month recovery. Once his throwing hand is evaluated in six weeks, though, the timetable could be amended.
Kaepernick (shoulder) has ligament damage in his right thumb and may need surgery, The Sacramento Bee reports. Kaepernick, who is already coming off left shoulder surgery in November, will have his throwing thumb examined later this week, at which point the determination of whether he needs surgery will be made. Should Kaepernick indeed require a corrective procedure, a full recovery is expected to coincide with a three-month timetable. While one surgery was enough, a second operation would obviously further hamper Kaepernick's offseason preparations, so his situation should be interesting to monitor in the coming days.
Kaepernick (shoulder) had surgery to repair a torn left labrum, and he is expected to require four-to-six months for recovery, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. Kaepernick should be healthy long before training camp, especially considering that the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder. The bigger question at this point is whether he has a future in the San Francisco organization, and while we probably won't get an answer anytime soon, the 49ers are headed for a top-five pick that would allow them to select one of the draft's top signal-callers.
Kaepernick (shoulder) will miss the remainder of the season after being placed on injury reserve by the 49ers, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. It appears as though the the 49ers have officially given up on Kaepernick this season after placing him on injury reserve. Dylan Thompson has been signed off the practice squad to replace him. Barring injury, Blaine Gabbert will likely run the show under center for the remainder of the season. This certainly raises questions for Kaepernick's future with the organization, and will be something to monitor in the offseason.
Kaepernick has lost the San Francisco starting quarterback job with Blaine Gabbert set start next week against Atlanta, NFL Network reports. Kaepernick has thrown for just six touchdowns against 5 interceptions in six games. It's not clear if this is a permanent move, but this may be the end of Kaepernick's tenure in San Francisco.
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