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.