An MRI has revealed that Navarro Bowman has torn his ACL and MCL after a horrific injury sustained in the NFC Chamionship Game per a report by Pro Football Talk. This is devastating news for the San Francisco 49er faithful as things have gone from bad to worse after a heartbreaking loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The world went silent after watching Bowman go down awkwardly after stripping the football at the 1-yard line from Jermaine Kearse. Unfortunately the officials failed to see the blatantly obvious turnover and the Seahawks kept the ball (only to fumble it a play later).
This type of situation will be a hotly debated topic for the coming weeks. Bowman clearly had possession of the ball throughout the play and the coach should be able to challenge that. Hopefully the league will take a long look into changing that rule in the off-season.
As for Bowman he will now have to endure a grueling rehab stint, hoping to make it back at some point next season.There is no guarantee everything will heal according to plan especially with that type of injury. One thing is for sure, he played like the best linebacker in the league consistently all year and we can only hope he returns to that form.
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