During last season’s NFC Championship game loss to the Seahawks, the 49ers’ NaVorro Bowman suffered one of the ugliest knee injuries of the season which resulted in a torn ACL.
As the season draws nearer, teams are getting a sense for who will be ready to go and who will not. Bowman will not. According to the 49ers on Twitter, the team has placed the all-pro linebacker on the Active/PUP (physically unable to perform) list, which means he won’t be on the field to start the season. If he’s not removed from the Active/PUP list by the end of training camp, he’ll move over to the regular season/PUP list.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) July 23, 2014
That knee injury took place in January, so this isn’t too much of a surprise. But it will be interesting see if he’s able to play at all this season for a team that prides itself on defense.