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Colin Kaepernick undergoes surgery on lower leg

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Colin Kaepernick will have to undergo some rehab before he can work on those running plays the 49ers are planning for him.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports Kaepernick underwent a procedure on his lower leg after the draft.   (“Lower leg?” Is this the Patriots?)

Kaepernick says it’s “nothing serious” and the team agrees.  The 49ers said in a statement they were aware of the injury before they drafted him and believe it won’t get in the way of his availability for the season. He played through the injury throughout the draft process.

His agent Scott Smith said the lockout actually was one reason behind the surgery.

“He certainly could have [waited]. He played four games at Nevada and barely talked about it. Because of the lockout, the timing was as good as it’s going to get,” Smith said.

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21 Responses to “Colin Kaepernick undergoes surgery on lower leg”
  1. skins359 says: May 13, 2011 6:26 PM

    Sereiously who is paying for these operations?

  2. nineroutsider says: May 13, 2011 6:29 PM

    (“Lower leg?” Is this the Patriots.)

    No, it hockey talk (“upper body” injury). You will have to excuse the hockey talk coming from Nor Cal…Sharks baby!

    I certainly don’t like hearing this, but if they were aware of the injury and took him anyway, I won’t complain. I do think the lockout is going deep unfortunately…

  3. clawledge says: May 13, 2011 6:30 PM

    Pistol whipped.

  4. txchief says: May 13, 2011 6:33 PM

    It must have been a circumcision.

  5. mondzy805 says: May 13, 2011 6:33 PM

    As long as he’s ready for the season, let’s get this out of the way.

  6. hobartbaker says: May 13, 2011 6:34 PM

    Or in Colin’s case surgery on one of the drumsticks.

  7. hobartbaker says: May 13, 2011 6:36 PM

    They offered to fix his nose at the same time, but it seemed a bit pointless without being able to widen the space between his eyes.

  8. p4hbiz says: May 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    Good Job Al~ No wonder you passed on him twice…

  9. schmitty2 says: May 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    The “Pistol” offense will now be the “BB gun” offense

  10. thereisalwaysnextyear says: May 13, 2011 7:03 PM

    “they were aware of the injury before they drafted him and believe it won’t get in the way of his availability for the season”

    What do you expect them to say if it was not really this way? That he fooled us and we drafted him and he just told us he needed surgery. Or could he have told them, since you know they aren’t supposed to be talking. Hmm…

  11. wetpaperbag2 says: May 13, 2011 7:34 PM

    “The 49ers said in a statement they were aware of the injury before they drafted him and believe it won’t get in the way of his availability for the season. He played through the injury throughout the draft process.”

    ————

    He PLAYED THROUGHOUT the DRAFT process? The last I remembered, the Draft process happens AFTER the player’s season is over. If the guys season was over, what GAMES did he play during the time AFTER the last NCAA Bowl games and up to the Draft? Shouldn’t it say that he “worked out on it” during the draft process?

    The only “playing” he should have been doing “during the draft process” is on his PS3 playing Madden or NCAA 2011.

  12. sonoco says: May 13, 2011 8:16 PM

    p4hbiz says: May 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    Good Job Al~ No wonder you passed on him twice…

    *******************************************

    You can’t be talking about Al Davis can you?

  13. idriveamoped says: May 13, 2011 9:11 PM

    schmitty2 says: May 13, 2011 6:54 PM

    The “Pistol” offense will now be the “BB gun” offense………………………………………………………………….

    I disagree, I think he will make a decent Qb, but the comment was pretty funny though

  14. edmazeing1 says: May 13, 2011 9:19 PM

    raiders wanted him, but 49ers jump ahead & took him!!!

  15. bcjim says: May 13, 2011 10:12 PM

    Am I the only one getting sick of seeing the name Kaepernick featured prominently on this site? Seems there is a daily story. Are you his agent?

  16. murraysons says: May 13, 2011 10:33 PM

    Wait a minute, did someone from California really just talk about hockey? That’s funny

  17. GG Eden says: May 13, 2011 10:51 PM

    Raiders were always going to draft Wisniewski in the 2nd. They probably mulled on investing a 2012 1st rounder and multiple picks to get a late 1st for Kaepernick. But were smart not to, considering there 2012 QB class has some gems.

  18. p4hbiz says: May 13, 2011 11:55 PM

    C’mon Guy’s ! Whatever Al want’s, Al Get’s.. The boy’s probably knew about the coming surgery and passed on the guy.

    The guy’s is a good prospect, but I was soooo glad we didn’t make any kind of trade for the guy.

    We’ll go after Lock from Stanford nxt year..

  19. wetpaperbag2 says: May 14, 2011 12:59 AM

    murraysons says: May 13, 2011 10:33 PM

    Wait a minute, did someone from California really just talk about hockey? That’s funny
    ——————————————

    Are you from Detroit? Now THAT’S funny.

    -Sincerely,
    San Jose Sharks Fan (aka Yo’ Daddy)

  20. tramonisland says: May 14, 2011 2:06 AM

    thanks for being so specific. he could have had a mole removed for all we know.

  21. sonoco says: May 14, 2011 11:27 AM

    p4hbiz says: May 13, 2011 11:55 PM

    C’mon Guy’s ! Whatever Al want’s, Al Get’s.. The boy’s probably knew about the coming surgery and passed on the guy.

    The guy’s is a good prospect, but I was soooo glad we didn’t make any kind of trade for the guy.

    We’ll go after Lock from Stanford nxt year.

    *******************************************

    You’re channeling Big Al aren’t you?

    “We need to forget about Colin Kippersof, we’ll go after Anthony Lock next year. Where’s my walker?”

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