IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bowman had surgery done on his torn Achilles this week, Cam Inman of the Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

After successful surgery on his torn left Achilles, Bowman will begin the rehab process and work towards a possible 2017 return to the field. The injury was a big blow to those who owned him in IDP, as he was already on pace to match his league-leading tackle mark he set last season. The All-Pro linebacker bounced back from a gruesome knee injury he sustained in the 2013 playoffs and didn't skip a beat, so fantasy owners are hoping he make a similar recovery when he returns to the gridiron.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

The 49ers placed Bowman (Achilles) on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tackle machine had already notched 35 stops upon suffering a torn left Achilles last Sunday against the Cowboys. As a corresponding move, the 49ers have activated the previously suspended Aaron Lynch, an outside linebacker. Filling the void on the inside for Bowman will be Nick Bellore.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago1 Comment

Bowman will miss the remainder of this season after suffering an Achilles injury Sunday against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman's injury is a crushing blow to the 49ers' defense, as he led the league with 154 tackles and was signed to an extension through the 2022 season just two months ago. After suffering a horrible left knee injury that prevented him from playing during the 2014 campaign, Bowman will now have to rehab a ruptured left Achilles, CSN Bay Area reports. With him sidelined for the rest of this year, Michael Wilhoite figures to occupy an expanded role alongside Gerald Hodges at inside linebacker.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bowman will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his injured left Achilles, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman went down with a non-contact injury during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Afterward, he was seen in the 49ers' locker room wearing a boot on his left foot. The All-Pro linebacker is feared to have suffered a torn Achilles tendon, but Monday's testing will clarify his situation and upcoming availability.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bowman (leg) may have a torn Achilles, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman suffered a non-contact injury during Sunday's game against the Cowboys, and he wasn't able to put any weight on his injured leg. A torn Achilles would rule him out for the rest of the season, which would be a massive blow to both IDP owners and the San Francisco defense. Bowman previously missed the entire 2014 season after tearing an ACL in the 2013 playoffs, but he returned last year and was one of the few standouts on a poor 49ers defense.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bowman was carted from the field Sunday against the Cowboys due to a lower left leg injury, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports. Ultimately, Bowman was ruled out of the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman returned with a vengeance in 2015 following an entire year of rehabilitation stemming from his devastating knee injury from the 2014 NFC championship game, totaling a career-high 154 tackles in 16 game. With 27 tackles in the first three games this season and eight more before his departure Sunday, he's only slightly behind that pace, but this injury was of the non-contact variety. 49ers fans and IDP owners alike will thus wait with bated breath until an official diagnosis emerges.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
2 months ago

Bowman collected seven tackles (six solo) in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

While seven tackles isn't a horrendous total, owners probably expected more from their top IDP option against a run-heavy team like Seattle. He could have padded his stats a little more if he hadn't been pulled from the game late in the fourth when the game was clearly out of hand. Next week's opponent (Dallas) provides a similar run-heavy attack, leaving Bowman with a strong chance to get back into the double-digit territory with tackles.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bowman racked up a team-high 11 tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Just another day at the office for the All-Pro linebacker. Bowman even deflected a Cam Newton pass that was ultimately picked off by Antoine Bethea. He appears well on his way to another 100-plus tackle season and is proving why he was considered one of the top IDP options.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bowman racked up nine tackles (seven solo) and an interception in Monday's shutout of the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman proved why he is widely regarded as one of the best IDP options out there. He led a 49ers unit that completely shut down star running back Todd Gurley. Bowman also displayed his coverage skills by picking off Case Keenum in the second quarter. He should continue to put up elite tackling numbers and end up among the league leaders by the end of the season.

IRNavorro Bowman
LB SF (8)
3 months ago

Bowman is in street clothes on the sideline for Friday's matchup with the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman was not on the inactive list for this contest, but it does not appear as though he will participate. There has been no injury reported, so the team is likely resting their veteran linebacker in order to ensure his health heading into Week 1.