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NaVorro Bowman visit with Dr. Andrews does not provide new information, per Trent Baalke

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NaVorro Bowman met with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for some follow-up on his injured knee. It would appear there is nothing new to report at this point. We break down the latest.

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman met with Dr. James Andrews on Friday, and thus far we have not heard much of anything about the visit. Matt Maiocco wrote that Trent Baalke said there was nothing new to report. You can take that with the proverbial grain of salt, but that appears to be the only piece of news to come out of the visit.

If you track major injuries, you know that word of a visit with Dr. Andrews is often followed by something overly negative. In this case though, I would not be concerned about that. This does not mean that we are necessarily going to see Bowman back on the field this season, but this is not a sign that things have taken a turn for the worse. Dr. Andrews is a consultant to Washington, so it is possible he was already going to be in town for the game. Additionally, last week Bowman had an MRI, and all the reports indicated there was no structural damage.

My guess is that this was primarily a check-up to make sure there were no issues to note. Ed Werder had reported Bowman told him prior to the MRI that he was still dealing with some pain, but it would seem possible that is the kind of thing one can expect while rehabbing such a major knee injury.