Monday January 4th, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has thumb surgery tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, which could take three months to recover from, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Kaepernick finished the season with 1,615 yards and six touchdowns with a 78.5 passer rating in nine games. 

The quarterback said he has ligament damage in his right thumb and will travel to Vail. Colo. for a second opinion from a doctor. The injury was sustained in the Oct. 22 loss to the Seattle Seahawks

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He also told reporters that he has played his career with a rod in his left leg. 

The 49ers finished the season with a 5–11 record for fourth place in the NFC West Division. Head coach Jim Tomsula was fired by the team.

- Christopher Chavez

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