49ers' Lattimore 'making gains' in rehab

49ers' Lattimore 'making gains' in rehab
August 15, 2014, 3:30 pm
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Marcus Lattimore totaled 3,444 yards from scrimmage and 41 all-purpose TDs in 29 games at South Carolina. (AP)

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SANTA CLARA -– Running back Marcus Lattimore remains on the non-football injury list more than three weeks after reporting to 49ers training camp.

Lattimore is “not quite there, yet,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said on Friday.

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But Harbaugh said it’s too early to assume Lattimore will open the regular season on the NFI list, which would make him ineligible for the first six weeks of the regular season.

“I wouldn’t make any assumptions,” Harbaugh said. “He’s making gains every day. And the reports are going well.”

Lattimore continues to rehab daily on a side field this summer under the supervision of 49ers head strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama and his staff.

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Harbaugh said he spoke Friday with Uyeyama and head trainer Jeff Ferguson, both of whom gave Lattimore a “good report.”

After sitting out his entire rookie season after being a fourth-round draft pick, the former South Carolina star took part in the 49ers’ offseason program.

He sustained a minor hamstring strain, which limited him during the nine-week program. Lattimore has not been cleared for training camp. Lattimore sustained a dislocated right knee and three torn ligaments to end his college career in October of 2012.