NaVorro Bowman hauled off after gruesome knee injury

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A game that has been played on the fringe of physical and violent has taken another victim.

After apparently recovering a fumble, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s left knee was collapsed in the ensuing pile, and he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter.

The gruesome injury, which was replayed a time or three too many, came on a play which wasn’t reviewed.

On the ensuring fourth-down play at the goal line, Marshawn Lynch fumbled, and  the 49ers recovered, trailing 20-17.

If anyone’s left standing, it could be an incredible finish.

38 responses to “NaVorro Bowman hauled off after gruesome knee injury

  1. Good luck, Navarro. I hope it isn’t as bad as it looked.

    That injury aside, this is one of the funnest games I have watched in a long time.

  2. Can someone explain to me why when the SF right guard slaps the center, then sets, and then the guard stands back up, its not a false start? He did it twice in a 5 play span. Once he set, everyone on the line was set, and he stood up. It should only NOT be a false start if its the center.

  3. Is it just me….. Or does Colin Kaepernick remind you of Beetlejuice?

    Does anyone remember that movie? With the big body, and the tiny head? When they show CK on the sidelines, I always laugh cuz he reminds me of that. Big arms, and a head the size of a pimple. lol…

  4. As a hawks fan I hope he’s okay that was a terrible call . Someone above evened it out with better field position the next play .. Glad to see the niners didn’t get screwed . I don’t want either team that loses blaming the refs theirs been terrible calls against both teams ..

  5. The older I get and the more games I watch, the more I realize just how much of a joke the NFL really is. It’s rigged to a certain extent as well. Guess that’s what happens when huge amounts of money are involved.

  6. Apparently recovered? Did you close your eyes for all those mentioned replays?
    Dont see how anyone can take this league seriously anymore.
    These are not judgement calls that are being missed..
    (I am not a fan of either team. Just a disgruntled fan of football. Tired of seeing the integrity of the game being sacrificed for manufactured parity)

  7. Crabtree=COWARD. Awful looking on bowman. Out a long time I bet. Never want to see that happen.

  8. Threpftpoet hush your mouth your watching through rosed colored glasses . Theirs been multiple missed calls that helped the niners . Yes the bowman call was incorrect but I’m happy the niners got the ball back from the lynch fumble wouldn’t want to see a good play go so obviously wrong ..

    Lastly hey over yourself your definitively a troll hater . The Vikings suck and if not for Peterson you wouldn’t have any interest as a team and no chance of winning ..

    The niners have made mistakes and hae held tough in the red zone and Seahawks defense has started to dominate in the pass game ..

  9. Bleedgreen: linemen can move as long as they’re not in a 3 point stance and they reset for 1 second before the ball is snapped. That’s how college teams can call a play do a fake snap and then have everyone look to the sidelines for the new play. If they’re in a 3 point they have to stay set.

  10. I hate the niners (they keep knocking my team out of the playoffs these last couple of years).

    But man… that was awful – the refs and the injury.

    I wouldn’t want that nasty leg injury on my worst enemy.

  11. I wish fox didn’t replay that so many times but at the same time, it was a play they had to replay. Gruesome.

    Damn shame. Love bowman. I hope he can come back with the same ability.

  12. That was ugly. Right up there with the EJ Henderson injury a few years back. It’s amazing he still held onto the ball even after it happened, a true warrior.

    But it’s too bad the NFL and their stupid “non-reviewable’ b.s. had to rear it’s ugly head in a pivotal situation…AGAIN!

  13. That was awful. Terrible to see. I know its early but I’d say playing in 2014 is wishful thinking. That looked like it probably involved tendons as well as liginents.

  14. A cousin of NaVorro out of Concord NC…an awful look to see him finish like that. In all games he played hard and he played strong….He will be back…strong faith strong finish

  15. Horrible injury to Bowman. Hope you have a speedy recovery and return for next year. Also, excellent fumble recovery.

  16. Seattle fans throwing skittles at Bowman when he was taken off the field on a gurney shows they’re not far behind Sherman in the class dept.

  17. helionsrgreat says:
    Jan 19, 2014 9:45 PM
    Crabtree=COWARD. Awful looking on bowman. Out a long time I bet. Never want to see that happen.

    Crabtree Coward? Sherman had a chance to do something after Crabs pushed on his face mask but waited to get “on stage” to talk all his classless banter..

  18. oh man. I despise the niners but I hated to see what happened to Bowman. That was another one of the worst things I’ve seen since Joe Thiesman’s career ending break.

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