Early on Tuesday, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman posted a picture of himself in a hospital cap and gown with a caption saying it was time for him to have surgery on his torn ACL.
A league source tells PFT that the surgery has been completed. As is usually the case in these circumstances, the source adds that the surgery went well.
Bowman suffered the injury in the NFC Championship Game a little more than two weeks ago but needed to let his injured MCL heal before having the ACL repaired on Tuesday. There’s a little more than seven months before the 49ers open up the 2014 season and Bowman will need to use almost all that time to rehab the knee if he’s going to be on the field that week.
The 49ers used Michael Wilhoite as a starter during the two games that Bowman’s partner at inside linebacker Patrick Willis missed during the regular season. The 49ers have plenty of time to contemplate replacements should Bowman not be able to make it back for the opener, though.