San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke made another radio appearance on Thursday, talking with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk's show (might still be able to listen HERE). Baalke touched on several topics, but he let an interesting tidbit slip.
Florio asked about how Colin Kaepernick was gelling with his wide receivers in light of Baalke's comments about Kap's chemistry with Reggie Bush. Baalke talked about how they were able to go down the field a bit more, and mentioned Torrey Smith, Quinton Patton and Bruce Ellington. While mentioning Ellington, Baalke said that he was working through a bit of a hamstring injury. He was not prompted about the injury, but just mentioned it. It is not a huge story at this point, but the fact that he mentioned it unprompted kind of blew my mind.
The 49ers begin OTAs next week, and wrap up the offseason workout program with a mandatory minicamp June 9-11. Given that we are only in May, I have to think the 49ers will take it easy with Ellington's hamstring to avoid any kind of aggravation. He dealt with a hamstring issue leading up to Week 17, but was active for the game. He dealt with a hamstring injury in 2013, but after being limited in Week 1, it sounds like he was fine the rest of that season.
Basically, I don't think it is something to be overly concerned about for now. He'll get healthy for training camp, and we'll take things from there. For now it is just something to keep on our radar.