SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Linebacker NaVorro Bowman will not return to practice this week and instead will continue to rehab his left knee after sustaining tears to ACL and MCL in last January's conference title game.
"I think we’re looking at another week of rehab," head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.
Bowman is entering the final week of 21-day practice window, which the 49ers opened Nov. 18. They have until Dec. 9 to add him to the active roster. Otherwise, they must shut him down for the season by placing him on injured reserve.
They also have the option of adding him to the roster and keeping him inactive until they feel he is ready to play.
Bowman received another opinion on his knee by Dr. James Andrews, the famed orthopedist who performed the surgery on his knee, before Nov. 23's game against Washington. The results from that visit are unknown.
Nose tackle Glenn Dorsey, who was elevated to the 53-man roster Nov. 17, remains out of practice this week while he continues to recover from his torn biceps tendon suffered early in training camp. Dorsey returned to practice following the team's bye, but hasn't practiced since Week 12.
"Similar (to Bowman). Could be another week," Harbaugh said, when asked about Dorsey's status Monday.
Right tackle Anthony Davis, who missed the last two games while dealing with concussion symptoms, was not on the field at the start of practice Monday. Harbaugh said Davis is doing "better" this week, but was unable to specify his eventual return to the practice field.
The 49ers (7-5) are looking to bounce back from their 19-3 loss to their rival Seahawks when they take on the Oakland Raiders (1-11) Sunday. It's the team's first visit to the O.Co Coliseum since 2002, when Jeff Garcia was the quarterback.