When San Francisco 49ers ILB NaVorro Bowman suffered that gruesome season-ending injury during the NFC Championship Game in which he tore both his MCL and ACL, it was no longer about the game as our attention quickly shifted toward Bowman’s health. Now, as he recovers from that horrific incident, he spoke on his recovery and what he expects for the upcoming season as he sat down with ESPN. Here is the full interview exclusively via ESPN.
On his rehab and recovery thus far:
It’s doing great. I’m blessed to be walking and ahead of schedule. That’s the main thing. I can see the light starting to shine and see my knee coming back and starting to feel really good.
On his expected timetable for a return:
Really, I think I’ll be able to run in the pool, really fast and strong about the next month, month and a half or so. The flexion of the knee is really the main thing, the doctor said I have great flexion so once I get the quads strong I’ll be able to do a lot more things…the coaches have mentioned several times they don’t want me to rush, but in my mind, I have a mindset of the level I have to get back to, and the only way I know is to go hard, so they’ll slow me down.
On the approval of the NaVorro Bowman rule:
I commend them on doing that, it was a big play in the game, and who knows what would have happened if we would have got the ball then. It doesn’t fix my knee but I definitely thank the league for improving the game, and trying to make it as fair as possible, and I’m working hard. There’s no grudge, I just think that sometimes some things just need to be called the right way.