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SANTA CLARA – The same surgeon who performed NaVorro Bowman’s knee surgery in February is scheduled to meet with the 49ers’ All-Pro linebacker on Friday, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who is Washington's team doctor, was set to fly to the Bay Area to visit with Bowman. Andrews performed the surgery on Feb. 4 in Pensacola, Florida. The 49ers sent a member of their training staff to be with Bowman for the surgery.
Bowman continues to rehabilitate his left knee, in which he sustained tears to the ACL and MCL during the NFC Championship game in January. The MCL did not require surgery, but it complicated matters because they had to wait for the swelling to go down before undergoing surgery to fix the ACL.
When asked if Bowman will play this season, Harbaugh answered, “I don’t know.”
Bowman has not had any setbacks, Harbaugh said. He is continuing on-field rehabilitation work. Bowman, who became eligible to practice on Tuesday, has yet to take part in any football drills during practices.
The 49ers must make a decision by Dec. 9 whether to place Bowman on injured reserve, ending his season, or on the 53-man roster.