On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers placed both running back Marcus Lattimore and linebacker Navorro Bowman on the reserve list, meaning that they’ll both miss at least the first six weeks of the 2014 season.
Bowman, who was injured during the NFC Title Game at Seattle, was placed on the reserve/physically unable to preform list. At the earliest, Bowman could return in time for a possible Super Bowl matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 7.
Marcus Lattimore was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list after being injured back in October 2012 while playing at the University of South Carolina. Lattimore, who is in his second season in the league, has yet to see any action in the NFL, whether it be preseason or regular season.
Like Bowman, Marcus can return at the earliest, Week 7 against Denver, although that seems like a reach. The 49ers knew the risk and reward in drafting Lattimore, which was probably the biggest reason why they selected Carlos Hyde from Ohio State in the 2nd round of the 2014 Draft.
Both Bowman and Lattimore will not count against the 53-man roster, which is expected to be announced over the weekend.
San Francisco has their final preseason game of the season on Thursday against the Houston Texans before kicking off September 7 against Dallas.