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Golden Nuggets: Terrible News For NaVorro

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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The news that the San Francisco 49ers feared came down Monday. Their leader, NaVorro Bowman, has a torn Achilles and is out for the season. The return of Bowman from his knee injury sustained during the NFC Championship game in 2014 was a testament to his determination to get healthy and return to the football field. Hopefully he is able to recover from this injury, but it is terrible to see him go through another devastating injury.

NaVorro fell to the ground in the 3rd quarter on a non-contact play and the air left Levi’s Stadium. It was immediately clear that this was a serious injury. He hobbled off the field with help and took a seat on the bench. His fate was sealed when the cart came by and it was officially announced that he was out for the rest of the game. Monday was a waiting game to see what the medical diagnosis would be and it came back a left Achilles tear. The injury is on the same leg that he suffered his knee injury in early 2014.

The 49ers will miss the presence of NaVorro, but they will welcome the return of their best pass rusher, Aaron Lynch. Aaron was suspended for 4 games to begin the season and now is set to return this Thursday night against Arizona Cardinals. The pass rush has been lacking so Aaron’s return could help remedy that weakness immediately.

49ers Links

Good game by the rookie | Rashard Cracking The Top 10 (Monson)

Another failing grade type of week | Grades After The Loss (Inman)

Snap Count (Barrows)

Welcome back Aaron | Suspension Is Over (Biderman)

Palmer In Concussion Protocol (Biderman)

Blaine played well according to Chip | Chip On His QB’s Play (Alper)

Hodges Benched (Maiocco)

What The Players Said (49ers Staff)

3 pass breakups | Robinson A Bright Spot (Williams)

Game Notes (49ers Staff)

Aaron Lynch Eligible To Return (Maiocco)

Crabtree dominating | Michael Crabtree Vs. 49ers Receivers (Biderman)

Went downhill | Stats After Bowman Went Down (Branch)

DuJuan To The Practice Squad (Biderman)

3rd straight game | The Defense Takes A Beating (Jones)

The Bad News We Were Waiting For (Inman)

Week 4 Snap Count (Fann)

Aaron’s Back (Branch)

Kelly Defends Blaine’s Play (Barrows)

Chip On His Offense (Inman)

Armstead’s Lack Of Performance (Branch)

Good Decision-Making By Blaine (Maiocco)

Feel terrible for NaVorro | Achilles Injury Cuts Bowman’s Year (Barrows)

Hopefully he makes the recovery | The Fear Comes True (Biderman)

Leader Out For The Season (Smith)

Bowman’s Out (Price)

Achilles Tear (Maiocco)

Devastating News (Branch)

Done For The Year (Lancaster)

Feel Bad For NaVorro (Maiocco)

Torn Achilles (Cohn)

Full Practice For Lynch (Barrows)

That’s not good | 9-30 Career Record For Blaine (Hiremath)

Buckner Doubtful For Thursday (Maiocco)

Aaron’s Return (Price)

Chip Evaluates Blaine’s Performance (Fann)

Chip On NaVorro’s Injury (Price)

49ers Video

By far | Bowman The Biggest Loss (NFL Video)

Bowman Injury Report (NFL Video)

Terrible call | Tartt On Personal Foul (49ers Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)

Week 4 Loss (49ers Video)

49ers’ Problems (KNBR Video)