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John Lynch expects Reuben Foster will be “full go” at training camp

AP

When discussing first-round pick Reuben Foster’s shoulder last week, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the “worst-case scenario” would be that Foster misses some time early in his rookie year after having surgery this offseason.

Other teams have taken a dimmer view of the linebacker’s health, which helped keep him available for the 49ers to take at the end of the first round. Those teams reportedly feel Foster could require additional surgery because the first one didn’t fully correct the problem.

On Tuesday, 49ers General Manager John Lynch told Alex Marvez and Mark Dominik of Sirius XM NFL Radio that the team hasn’t wavered in its belief that Foster will be OK. He said Foster is ahead of schedule in his recovery from the surgery and that the team expects him to be “full go” when they start training camp this summer.

While any absence early in his career will be easier for the 49ers to swallow if Foster develops into the kind of player that was once projected to go in the top half of the first round, the team would surely prefer if it is right that he can get directly on the field and stay there.

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6 Responses to “John Lynch expects Reuben Foster will be “full go” at training camp”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 9, 2017 1:19 PM

    In the photo, Reuben wears a shirt made from some of his red flags.

  2. redlikethepig says: May 9, 2017 1:28 PM

    Until he gets hurt.

  3. jags2daship says: May 9, 2017 2:04 PM

    I bet he doesnt make it to the first game due some some BS

  4. omeimontis says: May 9, 2017 2:24 PM

    If the Niners D changes to 4-3, he would be playing in the same position as NaVarro Bowman, i.e. middle linebacker. Unless Bowman is not fully recovered from torn Achilles tendon, Foster would see little action anyway. If they go with the 3-4, then he may be needed as one of the inside LB. Right now Malcolm Smith is probably favored to be one of the outside LB, opposite Ahmad Brooks. They also have Aaron Lynch as OLB.

  5. jmc8888 says: May 9, 2017 2:26 PM

    “49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said that the “worst-case scenario” would be that Foster misses some time early in his rookie year after having surgery this offseason.”

    No, that isn’t the worst case scenario. The worst case scenario is that you pretend in the media that he doesn’t need additional surgery when he might. So he doesn’t get it NOW, and in training camp/preseason/beginning of season he gets hurt, THEN needs surgery and basically misses the entire year.

    If that happens, people will rightly question the decisions of the 49ers.

  6. 1950giantsfan says: May 10, 2017 9:58 AM

    This site isn’t as fun anymore now that Tomsula and Baalke are gone….

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