The San Francisco 49ers quarterback made headlines Tuesday morning when he told the Sacramento Bee the severity of his 2013 foot injury.
Kaepernick suffered a significant foot injury in a Week 2 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Last season, however, the 49ers signal-caller joked with reporters that it was a hangnail. Now we know it was really a serious injury. Kaepernick told The Bee that he'd suffered a chipped bone on his forefoot and ruptured the capsule in the ball of his foot when he tried to run away from a Seahawks defender along the visiting sideline.
Even with the injury, Kaepernick rushed for 524 rushing yards last season, his first full year as San Francisco's starter. It was also the second-most single-season rushing yards by a 49ers quarterback behind Steve Young's 537 rushing yards in '92.
"It's a non-factor," he said in the 49ers locker room. "It's a year-old injury now."
The fourth-year pro did not have surgery on his foot. So how did Kaepernick get back to 100 percent for this season?
"Just rest," he said.
Kaepernick said the foot ailment didn't slow him down in the NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks. In that game, Kaepernick led the 49ers with 130 rushing yards.
Kaepernick has yet to attempt a rush this preseason. He's also only seen the field for three drives in two games.
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