The 49ers have several players on the physically unable to perform and non-football injury lists that they hope will be able to contribute to the team in the next few weeks.
Rookie running back Marcus Lattimore is one of those players. Lattimore is coming back from a serious right knee injury suffered during his final year at South Carolina, an injury that was expected to make this a redshirt year of sorts. That’s the way things have progressed to this point, but the 49ers have until Week 11 to let Lattimore practice and assess his condition. Lattimore expects that to happen in the next couple of weeks.
“They haven’t cleared me yet, but these next two, three weeks, I think they’re going to look at it,” Lattimore said, via the Columbia (S.C.) State. “They really haven’t given me an indication or anything set in stone. I know I’ll most likely get a chance to practice.”
Lattimore is less optimistic about playing in a game, which makes sense given the long layoff and the 49ers’ depth, but practicing would be a step in the right direction even if he wound up riding out the year on the NFI list.