"I think at some point, he'll eventually play [this season]," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio told the paper. "Right now, it's still later than sooner."
Fangio said the rehab is going well but added that once Bowman starts practicing, he'll need a couple weeks "to get his legs under him and feel comfortable playing on his leg."
"I must admit there's times when I look out of my peripheral vision and see them doing their workouts on the turf over there," head coach Jim Harbaugh said Friday. "It looked like he was moving pretty good, so that's very positive."
On the PUP while continuing to recover from his knee injury, Bowman may be able to return by Week 7 if his rehab continues to go smoothly. The 49ers play a tough road game in Denver that week. The team does have a bye the following week, so it may make sense to hold the All-Pro linebacker out until Week 9 if he's not 100 percent after his mandatory six weeks on PUP are up.
As expected, the
The report says the "smart money on his return is after the team's Week 8 bye." Bowman injured his knee in the NFC Championship Game against Seattle.
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/9/14||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|11||11/16/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||143||111.0||32||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||8|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||148||96.0||52||2||1||11||11.0||11||0||7|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||145||120.0||25||5||2||93||46.5||89||1||8|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2011||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||3||0||3||0|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||4||0||2||0||2||0|
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