On Monday, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said that Bowman could return to practice as early as Wednesday. Bowman tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee during last season's NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks and has been recovering following surgery.
The linebacker is currently on the physically unable to perform list, meaning that if he is cleared for practice, the 49ers will have to decide within 21 days whether to activate him or send him to injured reserve.
Bowman is a three-time first-team All-Pro and a two-time Pro Bowler. The linebacker started all 16 regular season games each of the last three seasons for the 49ers.
Last year, he tallied 120 tackles, five sacks, two interceptions and a touchdown.
- Stanley Kay