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Kaepernick making progress in recovery from surgeries

Colin Kaepernick, Courtney Upshaw AP

Colin Kaepernick is recovering from three surgeries, and his future in San Francisco is in question. But he appears to be on the road to being fully healthy. reports that Kaepernick is “definitely working hard,” according to a source familiar with his rehab routine in Vail, Colorado.

Kaepernick had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder on November 24. He then had two surgeries, one to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and one arthroscopic procedure on his left knee, on January 6. His arm is no longer in a sling and his thumb is no longer in a cast.

The 49ers have to decide by April 1 whether they view Kaepernick as their starter for this year. If they do, they’ll keep him and guarantee his 2016 salary of $11.9 million. But if new coach Chip Kelly doesn’t think Kaepernick is the man to run his offense, the 49ers may release Kaepernick.

One way or another, Kaepernick is expected to be fully healthy in time for minicamps. For whatever team he plays for when minicamps start.

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11 Responses to “Kaepernick making progress in recovery from surgeries”
  1. bmacwillconn says: Feb 19, 2016 7:08 AM

    Wish he would also include a tattoo removal procedure in his list of off season rehab plans.

  2. mbloom99 says: Feb 19, 2016 7:21 AM

    Texans? I wouldn’t say Kaep is a retread and he does have talent. This might be a good alternative to giving up a lot of picks to move up in the draft. $12M is cheap for someone with his chops.

    /Steeler fan

  3. ctiggs says: Feb 19, 2016 7:44 AM

    Kap will be the starter, he and Kelly will turn us around. despite York and baalkes less than mediocre efforts. We are on to six rings. #GoNiners #NobodyhasitbetterthanUS

  4. cornhusker44 says: Feb 19, 2016 8:59 AM

    Hopefully sense will prevail and we keep him.

  5. braceyourselffor12 says: Feb 19, 2016 10:22 AM

    I wish Dr. Frankenstein could take Gabbert’s brain and put it in Kap’s body.

    All things considered I’d like to see what Kap could do in Kelly’s offense.

  6. steeelfann0155 says: Feb 19, 2016 11:23 AM

    Yes, but is he getting any smarter or more accurate?

  7. pintheb says: Feb 19, 2016 11:25 AM

    Because tattoos and the ability to be a productive NFL player are intertwined….

    People like the first poster should have their privileges revoked.

    Onto the actual subject, his ~$12M price tag is quite cheap compared to most, and even though he is no Brady he is still much better than what some other franchises have. Let him get some reps in Chips new offense and let’s see what he can do.

  8. nflgtcfl says: Feb 19, 2016 11:58 AM

    Unless Kelly has something better, he would be a fool to just dump him this year. It is a year to year deal, so he can cut whenever he wants.

    Kap has proven he can be great in the league, all those great games were not a fluke. And he did not exactly have super stars around him on either side of the ball.

  9. gabbertformvp says: Feb 19, 2016 1:49 PM

    This team isn’t going anywhere in 2016, might as well see what Kap can do… for the entertainment factor at least.

  10. uberniner says: Feb 19, 2016 5:11 PM

    7 – 9 best record this year

  11. moseszd says: Feb 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    He’s always ‘working hard.’ But like Willie Loman, it never seems to matter as everything just keeps getting worse and worse instead of better and better.

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