San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter plans to be 100 percent for training camp after suffering a season-ending injury last year.
“It’s going good. We ran this whole week,” he told the Associated Press. “I feel I know what I can do and I’ve always been a motivated person. I don’t want to rush it. Yeah, it’s coming. I’m always encouraged.”
Hunter was hurt on a run play against the New Orleans Saints in Week 12, which coincidentally was the same play that injured Kyle Williams for the rest of the season as well.
The second-year native of Tyler, Texas served as the backup running back to Frank Gore, and has been nothing but superb. In 11 games last season, he had 371 yards on 72 carries, an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
With Gore advancing in age, look for Hunter to play an even bigger role in the 49ers offense next season, and it will be important for him to stay healthy.