Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) is carted off the field after an injury against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NaVorro Bowman injury update: 49ers fear ACL, MCL damage

On Sunday night, San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman suffered a gruesome knee injury near the end of the team’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.

Immediately following the game, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said that the initial diagnosis was damage to Bowman’s ACL, but it appears that there could be even more damage to his knee than initially determined.

According to Pro Football Talk, a league source says that the 49ers fear Bowman suffered both an ACL and MCL injury. San Francisco is waiting for an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury, but it has not yet been conducted.

The injury is a devastating blow for the 49ers defense, because it will keep Bowman out of action throughout the offseason and will likely land him on the PUP list to start the season — which means he would have to miss at least six games.

We will update you with more information as it becomes available, but the initial diagnosis for Bowman is not good.

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