Today I caught up with San Francisco 49ers G/C Daniel Kilgore and while he has yet to partake in OTAs or any off-season activities there is some encouraging news as he recovers from a broken leg.
I asked about Kilgore’s progress and he told me that he’s doing great. “I feel good.” Kilgore said. “There is no need to rush back because it’s still the off-season but it’s getting there.” Kilgore who was playing at a near Pro Bowl level before a broken leg forced him to miss the remainder of the 2014 season believes he will be back in the mix in no time.
#49ers C Daniel Kilgore tells me his recovery is going well. Says he maintained weight at 302-305 to ensure he kept up his size.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) May 29, 2015
“I’m still lifting weights to keep up my strength and size.” Kilgore added. And if you’re wondering what his weight currently stands, he told me it’s between 302-305. And that’s basically the playing weight he was at before his injury which is encouraging.
A fifth-round pick (No. 163) of the 2011 NFL draft out of Appalachian State, Kilgore was supposed to be the heir apparent to C Jonathan Goodwin who left via free-agency in 2014 but that leg injury forced him to miss significant time as C Marcus Martin took on that role.
However, Kilgore believes he will be ready when the season rolls around. “I’ll be ready by training camp,” Kilgore said.
With the 49ers trying to return to 100% strength, a healthy Kilgore would only do wonders for the 49ers offensive line as he can play either guard or center at an extremely high level.