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Patrick Willis tweets out picture of his new scooter for rehab

49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is slowly beginning his progress back from November toe surgery. We break down the latest news in his rehab.

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San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis had toe surgery two weeks ago, and he has begun the healing process. Shortly after surgery he had a white cast on his foot and toe. On Monday, he tweeted out these two pictures of him using his new rehab scooter.

As socalisteph told us previously, he should not bear weight for at least the first four to six weeks after the surgery. That will be followed by physical therapy, but for now it is all about the healing process. At around the 10-12 week mark, he will begin conditioning work, and then he would get back to football work no earlier than four or five months from now. If all goes well, that would hopefully have him ready to go in time for training camp.

I suppose he could conceivably be ready for June OTAs or minicamp, but I would bet a lot of money that he will not take part in any significant football activities during the OTA and minicamp sessions. It is all about getting him ready for next season. He can take part in all the class-room work during the offseason workout program, and then hopefully be good to go in time for the end of July.