The San Francisco 49ers will have one of their injured leaders on hand for their Week 15 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s Achilles rehab has progressed to the point where he can travel with the team. Injured players often stay home, but Bowman will be on the sideline for Sunday’s game.
On Thursday, Kelly was asked about Bowman’s rehab. A reporter said Bowman was seen walking without a boot or significant limp. Kelly offered this update
[I]t is encouraging that he is moving around the way he is. From reports, he’s doing a really good job in rehab. It’s good to see him around here. He can now travel with us. He’s been on the sideline with us. I think he’s helped just kind of getting another set of eyes here. But, it’s good to see him up moving around. Those guys say he’s attacking rehab and are excited about the direction that he’s headed in. That’s about all I have for you on that.”
Kelly thought Bowman would travel with the team to Atlanta, but was not sure at that point. It would appear things worked out and Bowman will be there to cheer on the team and potentially provide some help from the sideline to the defense.