According to the Sacramento Bee, the "smart money" is on ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) returning after the 49ers' Week 8 bye.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) will be placed on the active/PUP list when he reports to training camp next week.
CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco projects 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman's (ACL, MCL surgery) likeliest possible return dates October 19 at Denver or November 2 against St. Louis, following San Francisco's Week 8 bye.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman agreed to convert $3.27 million of his $4 million 2014 base salary into a signing bonus in order to create cap space.
49ers GM Trent Baalke confirmed he expects ILB Navorro Bowman (knee) to open the season on the PUP list.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) expects to return "about the middle of the season."
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) says he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, and that the 49ers are "excited" by his progress.
Coach Jim Harbaugh doesn't expect ILB Navorro Bowman (ACL, MCL surgery) to be ready for Week 1, and considers midseason Bowman's most "realistic" return date.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman is undergoing surgery on his left knee Tuesday.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman (torn ACL, MCL) won't undergo surgery for "two or three weeks," and is without a timetable for a return.
Profootballtalk reports 49ers ILB Navorro Bowman has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and MCL.
Profootballtalk.com reports the 49ers fear ILB Navorro Bowman injured both his ACL and MCL in Sunday's NFC Championship loss.
According to the 49ers, "preliminary" testing indicates a left ACL injury for ILB Navorro Bowman.
49ers ILB Navorro Bowman was forced from Sunday's NFC Championship Game with a left knee injury.