According to a report, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman had surgery Tuesday morning to repair the ACL that was torn in the NFC Championship on Jan. 19.
CSBBayArea.com reported a source confirmed Bowman’s surgery, which was conducted in Pensacola, Fla., by renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who also performed ACL procedures on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, whose rapid comeback was a huge success, and Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (not so much with the huge success part).
The 49ers sent a member of their training staff to Florida to be with Bowman for the surgery.
Bowman had to wait to give his torn MCL, injured on the same play, to heal a bit before having the work done to fix the ACL. The MCL did not require surgery.
There is no timetable for Bowman’s return, but he could be ready to start the 2014 regular season.
Bowman had a career-high 180 tackles this season and also had career-best totals of six forced fumbles, five sacks and two interceptions.
Bowman was selected for the Pro Bowl for the second time this season (he was replaced due to injury) and was an All-Pro selection for the third consecutive year.
Bowman was a third-round draft choice out of Penn State in 2010.