Description: An MRI revealed that San Francisco linebacker Navorro Bowman suffered a torn left ACL and MCL during the NFC Championship Game Sunday. SOURCE: espn.com
Insight: Bowman will have surgery to repair the ACL, but the MCL is expected to heal on its own. A source told Adam Schefter that Bowman is expected to return for the start of the 2014 season, but that seems overly optimistic. One of the top linebackers in football, Bowman has recorded at least 140 tackles in three straight seasons and had five sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one touchdown in 2013 while making the NFL All-Pro first team.
11/27/2012 10:59:00 PM
Description: The 49ers handed linebacker NaVorro Bowman a five-year, $42.25 million extension with $25.5 million in guaranteed money Tuesday.
Insight: Bowman forms the most fearsome inside linebacking duo in the NFL with Patrick Willis and San Francisco made sure it will have both players together for quite awhile. Willis and San Francisco's two other starting 'backers are also signed through 2015.