Niners Daily explains.
The San Francisco 49ers have six players on the active/non-football injury list and five players on the active/physically unable to perform list.
Many of those players weren't major surprises. All-Pro linebacker
Others like Lattimore, came as more of a surprise.
On Thursday, Jim Harbaugh explained the reason for the second-year running back's pre-camp designation.
Harbaugh said Lattimore's setback was due to hamstring and knee issues.
"It’s a combination of the two," the coach said. "Again, doctors would be in a better position to talk about that. [Vice President of Football Operations] Jeff Ferguson, our trainer, would probably be in a better position to talk about that. We believe, talking to them, we’re doing the best thing for Marcus.”
Two other players on the NFI list, rookie receiver Brue Ellington and center
"It doesn’t seem to be anything real serious," Harbaugh said. "Both involved rolling an ankle. Kind of a basketball-type roll of the ankle. Not playing basketball according to them. Again, you take a man at his word. They were doing football drills away from the team."
Harbaugh said Ellington is most likely to return first, followed by Martin. The 49ers coach also said fifth-round draft pick
Lastly, Harbaugh said tight end
Some quotes don't need a set up. But just in case you need a little context, Harbaugh was super positive on Thursday. This was his outlook on training camp starting up:
“It’s such a positive happening, that first day. Imagine you’re kind of in the comfort of the offseason, like being in the comfort of the womb. You got plenty to eat in there, it’s warm, very cozy. And then you’re born, into somewhat of the unknown. A lot of people looking at you, lot of faces looking at you, lot of excitement. It’s light, it’s bright, it’s noisy, it’s the crazy world of football. Again, it’s a real happening. Wish everyone could experience it.”
Classic. Coach is already in mid-season form.
Watch the full presser here:
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