49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Done For Season

Awful news for the 49ers as linebacker NaVorro Bowman is done for the season with a torn Achilles tendon, the team announced. Bowman left Sunday’s game against the Cowboys with the injury and an MRI confirmed the team’s worst fears. NaVorro Bowman (vertical)

Bowman exited early on Sunday after a non-contact injury to his leg, which is usually not a good sign. Bowman also suffered a left leg injury in the 2013 NFC title game against Seattle, so he is no stranger to adversity.

Bowman has played 20 games since returning from the gruesome injury that sidelined him throughout 2014. The 49ers underwent significant changes while he was shelved, but the 28-year-old inside linebacker still returned and garnered first-team All-Pro acclaim last season. The 49ers then signed Bowman to a four-year, $44MM extension that stands to keep him in San Francisco through the 2022 season.

Bowman has four first-team All-Pro honors to his credit despite playing in just five full seasons, a remarkable and rare feat. Bowman earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2011, ’12, ’13 and ’15. After missing the entire 2014 campaign, he made 154 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season for a rebuilding San Francisco operation.

Bowman registered eight tackles and a sack, his first of the season, before his day came to a premature end on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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3 comments on “49ers LB NaVorro Bowman Done For Season

  1. Thronson5

    As if they really needed any losses like this. Really sucks. Besides the major loss for the team this is a big blow for someone who fought really hard to come back as sting as he did. I feel terrible for this guy. You gotta wonder if he will retire after this. He said last time he thought about retiring. I hope he doesn’t but if he does I wouldn’t blame him. Paying for a speedy recovery mentally and physically and hopefully he comes back to play because he’s a beast!

  2. Ravens_Last_Place

    49ers’ Front Office…

    *calls Patrick Willis*…
    SF: “Please Patrick, please come back! We’ll do anything. Please.”
    PW: “lol no way.”
    SF: “but, um, we have a new stadium…”
    PW: “who cares, I retired because you stink.”

    *calls Chris Borland*…
    SF: “please come back Chris…”
    CB: “I’d rather work at McDonalds”
    SF: “are they hiring? We will all need jobs after this season.”

    • Thronson5

      Lol. Well we know for sure that Baalke will which I am very happy about. He chased off Harbaugh and spread rumors in the media that caused Harbaugh to lose his team and they hired Gamble as the assistant GM knowing Baalke was on the hot seat. I can’t wait for them get rid of that guy honestly. He doesn’t mesh well with anyone. He’s already having a hard time getting along with Chip by trying to tell him who start and who not to start. Losing Bowman and Buckner makes this season even more of a loss. We will for sure be getting a top 4 draft pick. Maybe even a the number 2 pick so I hope whoever the new GM is can nail in the draft.


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