San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he dealt with a foot injury for most of last season as the team reigned in most of his running plays.
Kaepernick says he suffered a chipped bone on his forefoot and a ruptured capsule in the ball of his foot during a Week 2 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
“Running down the sideline and went down,” Kaepernick said to the Sacramento Bee. “And I think it was one of their linemen or linebackers landed on my foot when I was on the ground.”
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Kaepernick signed a six-year, $126 million extension after throwing for 3,197 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season, leading the 49ers to NFC Championship appearances in each of the past two seasons.
Kaepernick’s name did appear on the injury report for most of the season even though he never said anything about it.
“It was something that was always there,” Kaepernick said. “Never spoke about it, never said anything about it because you're a football player, you play through pain. Unless you're being carted off, you should be on the field. If it's something you can play through, that's what you do.
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