San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh told the Sacramento Bee that Marcus Lattimore’s knee looks good after undergoing some recent tests.
“Everything looks good structurally with all the guys that we drafted,” he said. “The ACL looks really good for Marcus. We’re just going to have to take a step back in terms of the cutting because we want that inside of the knee, the lateral side of the knee to heal fully. But we’re good.”
Harbaugh hinted that Lattimore may not play in 2013 and Marcus wouldn’t have a problem with that.
“I think that would be fine,” Lattimore said. “Whatever happens, you know, these next three months will probably determine that. I’m just going to continue to keep working hard, and if I’m called upon, I feel like hopefully I’ll be ready.”
The 49ers don’t need Lattimore to play this season. They have plenty of guys to carry the load.