The San Francisco 49ers knew they would have to be patient when they drafted running back Marcus Lattimore in the 4th round two years ago, as he was coming off of two devastating injuries while at South Carolina.
San Francisco sat Lattimore out for all of last year, letting him focus an rehabilitating the three torn ligaments in his right knee (that happened in 2012 against Tennessee - he also tore his left ACL in 2011 against Mississippi State).
When the 49ers return from their bye week on Monday, Lattimore will be taken off the non-football injury list and added to the active 53-man roster for the first time in his career.
“I just needed more time," Lattimore said to CSNBayArea.com. "There was no reason to rush it. It was a huge injury. It takes time. It’s still a process, and I’m still going through the process. But I feel great.”
Lattimore ran for 2,677 yards and a school-record 38 touchdowns in just 29 games in his college career.
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