A third trip to the Pro Bowl will cap 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman's long recovery from his knee injury

NaVorro Bowman has come a long way after missing last season because of his injured knee.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Before his devastating knee injury, tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the conference title game two seasons ago, NaVorro Bowman had the luxury of supreme athleticism.

It was no coincidence that he and Patrick Willis formed arguably the most athletic inside linebacker duo in the NFL, that was also one of the most productive. Bowman and Willis had the smarts and closing speed to anchor the NFL's best run defense during Bowman's first year as a starter in 2011, allowing 100 yards rushing to opponents just three times.

Being forced to spend a year away from playing on Sunday's, and now without Willis, Bowman sharpened his other skills during his rehab. Because his elite athleticism wasn't going to come back in full while he advanced in age with a knee that required reconstruction.

"I’ve always studied the game the way that I should, always approached it, prepared the way I should. That’s, I think, one of the levels that gets you to three Pro Bowls and things like that. It’s not all about the athletic ability," Bowman said Wednesday. "I try to relate to the guys that are coming up, trying to accomplish things like this. You have to really get the coach’s mindset inside of your game. That’s the level I think I improved on while I was sitting out of the game."

After starting all 14 games and ranking second in the league with 135 tackles, all the work Bowman did to return to the field was recognized with a nomination for the Pro Bowl, his third, after getting three-straight first-team All-Pro honors from 2011 to 2013, before the injury.

Bowman is one of the few remaining unquestioned leaders on a 49ers roster in transition. Gone are Willis, Justin Smith and long-time starters Ray McDonald and Aldon Smith, who helped San Francisco reach the Super Bowl three seasons ago. Bowman and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks are the only remaining starters from that side of the ball. 

Left tackle Joe Staley, guard Alex Boone and fullback Bruce Miller are the remaining offensive players from that Super Bowl team. Staley was elected to his fifth-straight Pro Bowl, the league announced Tuesday, while Boone was announced as an alternate. However, Boone is dealing with a knee injury suffered two weeks ago in Cleveland that kept him out of last week's loss to the Bengals.

With the roster almost completely turned over since that trip to the Super Bowl, Bowman finds himself mentoring a number of young players that have struggled in the early going to acclimate themselves to playing in the NFL. The 49ers are 4-10 and were eliminated from postseason contention Dec. 13 in a loss to the Cleveland Browns, owners of the league's worst record.

The 49ers were assured their first losing season since 2010, and are currently in line for the fifth pick in the coming draft.

Bowman felt those struggles. He wasn't the player he used to be a different portions of the season. But he played arguably his best game of the year in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati, which he thought was encouraging as his knee inches closer to where it was before the injury.

"It wasn’t just me going out there and letting the knee work. I had to really push through some times where the knee felt like it needed a break," Bowman said. "I wanted to not get down on myself when I felt some type of pain. The beginning of the process helped me through the season, whereas I knew that a little uncomfortable (feelings) were going to come. But it would get better. It definitely is."

Bowman's defensive coordinator, Eric Mangini, said, "I think anytime you come off an injury like that, you have on't know how it's going to respond and that's tough. What he did, what he's done, is really hard to do. It's hard to do physically. It's hard to do mentally. He's gotten progressively better."

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Before his devastating knee injury, tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the conference title game two seasons ago, NaVorro Bowman had the luxury of supreme athleticism.

It was no coincidence that he and Patrick Willis formed arguably the most athletic inside linebacker duo in the NFL, that was also one of the most productive. Bowman and Willis had the smarts and closing speed to anchor the NFL's best run defense during Bowman's first year as a starter in 2011, allowing 100 yards rushing to opponents just three times.

Being forced to spend a year away from playing on Sunday's, and now without Willis, Bowman sharpened his other skills during his rehab. Because his elite athleticism wasn't going to come back in full while he advanced in age with a knee that required reconstruction.

\"I’ve always studied the game the way that I should, always approached it, prepared the way I should. That’s, I think, one of the levels that gets you to three Pro Bowls and things like that. It’s not all about the athletic ability,\" Bowman said Wednesday. \"I try to relate to the guys that are coming up, trying to accomplish things like this. You have to really get the coach’s mindset inside of your game. That’s the level I think I improved on while I was sitting out of the game.\"

After starting all 14 games and ranking second in the league with 135 tackles, all the work Bowman did to return to the field was recognized with a nomination for the Pro Bowl, his third, after getting three-straight first-team All-Pro honors from 2011 to 2013, before the injury.

Bowman is one of the few remaining unquestioned leaders on a 49ers roster in transition. Gone are Willis, Justin Smith and long-time starters Ray McDonald and Aldon Smith, who helped San Francisco reach the Super Bowl three seasons ago. Bowman and outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks are the only remaining starters from that side of the ball.

Left tackle Joe Staley, guard Alex Boone and fullback Bruce Miller are the remaining offensive players from that Super Bowl team. Staley was elected to his fifth-straight Pro Bowl, the league announced Tuesday, while Boone was announced as an alternate. However, Boone is dealing with a knee injury suffered two weeks ago in Cleveland that kept him out of last week's loss to the Bengals.

With the roster almost completely turned over since that trip to the Super Bowl, Bowman finds himself mentoring a number of young players that have struggled in the early going to acclimate themselves to playing in the NFL. The 49ers are 4-10 and were eliminated from postseason contention Dec. 13 in a loss to the Cleveland Browns, owners of the league's worst record.

The 49ers were assured their first losing season since 2010, and are currently in line for the fifth pick in the coming draft.

Bowman felt those struggles. He wasn't the player he used to be a different portions of the season. But he played arguably his best game of the year in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati, which he thought was encouraging as his knee inches closer to where it was before the injury.

\"It wasn’t just me going out there and letting the knee work. I had to really push through some times where the knee felt like it needed a break,\" Bowman said. \"I wanted to not get down on myself when I felt some type of pain. The beginning of the process helped me through the season, whereas I knew that a little uncomfortable (feelings) were going to come. But it would get better. It definitely is.\"

Bowman's defensive coordinator, Eric Mangini, said, \"I think anytime you come off an injury like that, you have on't know how it's going to respond and that's tough. What he did, what he's done, is really hard to do. It's hard to do physically. It's hard to do mentally. He's gotten progressively better.\"

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