SANTA CLARA -- Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will undergo surgery on Tuesday after meeting with a shoulder specialist on Monday.
Kaepernick traveled to meet with Dr. Peter Millet of the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. After the consultation, it was determined that Kaepernick would require surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, a source told CSNBayArea.com. The 49ers placed Kaepernick on season-ending injured reserve on Saturday.
Kaepernick was listed as “probable” on the 49ers’ injury report on Friday. A day later, he was ruled out for the season. Following the surgery, Kaepernick is expected to be in rehabilitation for four-to-six months.
“He was checked with, they did the MRI and came back and it’s my interpretation that he had a second opinion and that was the results that came up and the action that was taken,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said on Monday.
Kaepernick reported soreness in his left shoulder after the 49ers’ Oct. 4 game against the Green Bay Packers. Tomsula said the first he learned of the injury was on last Monday when Kaepernick returned from the bye week.
“It was Monday, he showed up it was on the injury report that his shoulder was sore and they wanted to get it checked,” Tomsula said. “I knew that they had it checked, but he was in practice and practicing and all that.
“That’s the first time that showed up. Obviously, he’s got something there that he’s got to get fixed.”