San Francisco 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore claims he’s OK with sitting out his entire rookie year to rehab and continue to rest his injured knee.
But Lattimore told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that he believes he has a chance to be ready to play by week 10 of the regular season.
“My best-case scenario is in Week 10 something like that, I get out there and will be full speed and ready to go,” he said.
Lattimore is well aware that people are watching him as he continues to work hard towards a comeback this season.
“I guess America is a country of stories like this,” he said. “Just going through adversity and being able to get back up. People gravitate toward that, I feel, because just when you’re on your job and you don’t feel like getting back up, you think about that.”
While I won’t count out Lattimore, it would be amazing if he plays this season. The problem is that the 49ers have enough good running backs on their roster that they don’t need to rush him along.