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Marcus Lattimore future appears to be in doubt

Marcus Lattimore is reportedly taking some time to figure out his future. We take a look at where things stand with the second year running back.

Jason O. Watson

Jim Harbaugh met with the media after Sunday's loss to the St. Louis Rams, and at the end of his press conference, he was asked if Marcus Lattimore was at the game. Harbaugh said he did not believe Lattimore was at the game. Harbaugh was asked a follow-up question as to Lattimore's status, and Harbaugh said he was sure there would be an announcement on that. Matt Maiocco reported a source said Lattimore is taking time to consider his football future.

This is not important in the context of Sunday's loss to the Rams, but it is obviously important given Lattimore's long struggle to return to football. He came back to practice this week, but after two days of practice, he found himself dealing with soreness in his knee. Given all he has been through, it is not surprising that he might feel some frustration following the soreness. We don't know the specifics of the soreness, but it seems like something is up.

Lattimore's football-playing future does not appear to be looking good, but we'll probably find out more in the coming days. Whatever the case, hopefully he figures out whatever he needs to figure out. Selfishly, it would be great to see him get back on the football field, but it is up to him to decide what the next step.