The 49ers knew they would have to wait a bit for running back Marcus Lattimore to be fully ready to go after they drafted him last year and that wait will stretch on past this weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said that Lattimore has looked good on the days that he has been working this spring, but that the running back won’t be able to be a full participant over the weekend because he’s “working through something” that isn’t the right knee he injured while at South Carolina in 2012.
“He’s working through something,” Harbaugh said, via the team’s website. “It’s not the knee, it’s something else he’s working through and we’re going to be going through the speed that the doctors allow, what his body allows him to go.”
Lattimore said this week, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, that he’s been sore in both legs as a result of his workouts this spring. Lattimore spun that as a good thing because it meant he was working with both legs, not just his left one, but it may be part of the reason why the 49ers are keeping him from going full speed at minicamp.
Harbaugh also said that safety Jimmie Ward, the team’s first-round pick this year, will not practice as he continues to recover from a foot injury but that he’s expected to be healthy for training camp.