Morning Tailgate: Bowman Set for Surgery

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According to multiple reports, 49ers All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman is undergoing surgery on his left knee.

CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco was first with the news.

Source: 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman's knee surgery is being conducted by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. — Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) February 4, 2014

Maiocco speculates that there's no timetable for Bowman's return just yet. The 49ers linebacker injured his knee in the team's NFC Championship game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

"It's possible - but certainly not guaranteed - that he could be available for the start of the regular season," Maiocco wrote.

More 49ers headlines can be found in today's Morning Tailgate, presented by State Farm.

Kevin Lynch of SFGate.com discussed a hypothetical 49ers-Broncos Super Bowl matchup.

Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group offered final rankings for the 2013 season.

Matt Barrows of Sacramento Bee looked at how the 49ers helped the Seahawks win the Super Bowl.

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