Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
2 months ago

Bowman (Achilles) returned to the field Wednesday and ran without any extra support on his reconstructed knee, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports. "Guys are saying, 'What are you on? How are you moving like this so early?' I've put the work in and I thought God will bless me with a great season this year," Bowman storied.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman appears to have closed the book on his 2016 Achilles tear in remarkable time, considering he went down just over seven months ago and reportedly looked "nimble" on the practice field Wednesday. Now set to be the middle linebacker on a talent-deficient 49ers defense, Bowman could post huge tackle numbers this upcoming season if he can stay off the trainer's table.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
3 months ago

Bowman (Achilles) hopes to be cleared for on-field work in advance of the 49ers' pre-draft minicamp on April 25, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports. "In the last month, we started to ramp it up and doing a little more things, jumping around," Bowman said of his rehabilitation. "The process has been great. There have been no setbacks. Just looking forward to getting back out there and showing what I have."

EDGE Analysis

Bowman's 2016 season came to a close in Week 4 due to a torn Achilles in his left leg. Thankfully, his recovery seems to be going about as well as it could be and he's progressed to the point where he was able to take part in San Francisco's conditioning test Monday. With the 49ers switching to a 4-3 scheme under new defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, the entire defense should benefit if its leader is able to take the field sooner than later.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
4 months ago1 Comment

Bowman (Achilles) is making good progress through his rehab but still doesn't have a timetable set for his return to full activity, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman is currently working his way back from a torn left Achilles suffered in Week 4 against the Cowboys. That injury came after he suffered a horrible left knee injury during the 2014 NFL Championship, giving Bowman perspective for his rehab. According to the 28-year-old, his latest injury hurdle is far easier to approach than his knee rehab was, and although he's yet to receive a timetable, Bowman is confident he'll be back performing at a high level once healthy.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
6 months ago

Bowman (Achilles) has reached the point in his rehab where he's running in a pool, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman has spent the last three months recovering from a torn left Achilles, but a lengthy road awaits to be traveled. The 49ers aren't obligated to update his status with regularity, meaning the general public may not learn much about his progress until the offseason program commences in April, with OTAs and minicamp to follow in May and June.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
8 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.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
9 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.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
9 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.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
9 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.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
9 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.

Navorro Bowman
LB SF (11)
9 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.