NaVorro Bowman tore ACL and MCL during San Francisco loss to Seattle on Sunday

The 2013 first-team All Pro is now in danger of missing Week 1 of 2014.
Posted By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 21, 2014 at 12:06 PM   |   Comments

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Jan. 21 (UPI) -- According to multiple reports San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and MCL that he suffered during the team’s 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Although the team expected the worst after Bowman was forced to leave the NFC Championship game in obvious pain, a Monday MRI confirmed the diagnosis.

Given how late the injury occurred in the season, the 2013 first-team All Pro is certainly in danger of missing Week 1 of 2014.

At least one San Francisco player was cautiously optimistic about Bowman’s prospects.

“I'll be there every step of the way and help him out in anything he needs," said cornerback Chris Culliver, who missed the 2013 season after tearing his ACL in training camp.

In other San Francisco injury news, running back Frank Gore will undergo "minor finger surgery” and guard Mike Iupati is recovering from a broken left fibula.

Iupati and Gore should both be ready for training camp prior to the 2014 season.

[San Jose Mercury News]
[The Sacramento Bee]

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