Mar 27, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks former player Marcus Lattimore makes a reception during pro day in Columbia. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Marcus Lattimore won't play for San Francisco 49ers this season

After having a timetable on making his debut with the team in mid-season, it’s now reported that Marcus Lattimore won’t be playing for the San Francisco 49ers this season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that sources told the four-letter network that he would be placed on ” injured reserve or the physically unable to perform list.”

Lattimore is still recovering from a knee surgery that ended his season with the South Carolina Gamecocks last year.

According to Schefter, there’s still hope that Lattimore could see the practice field if he’s put on the PUP list.

San Francisco still could decide to place Lattimore, who had hoped to play this season, on the physically unable to perform list, which would give him three weeks to practice with the team. But Lattimore likely will not see the field.

“I can’t foresee him stepping on the field this season,” one source told ESPN.

The 49ers know plenty about drafting a running back with knee surgery. They took a chance on Frank Gore in the 2005 NFL Draft, using the 65th overall pick on the former back from Miami, Florida.

That turned out pretty well.

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  • loverpoint

    So lets see there was the day he was drafted when most everyone knew he would sit the season.
    Then during OTA’s it was again pretty much confirmed that the 49ers would keep him on the PUP all season.
    Lets hope this is the last time we have to hear this confirmation.
    I never expect him to play till 2014. He claims it feels fine, there is a big difference between feeling fine and having confidence now for the 2013 season he needs to gain confidence in his running ability. THe only way that confidence becomes secondary is through lots of repetitive practices and conditioning.
    By the way I do not expect Michael Crabtree or Chris Culliver to play this season either. I think it is great that Crabtree is setting a goal to get back on the field in December, and although anything is possible in todays medical world. Some wounds need time to heal.