San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines Tuesday morning when he told the Sacramento Bee the severity of his 2013 foot injury.
Kaepernick suffered a significant foot injury in a Week 2 loss against the Seattle Seahawks. Last season, however, the 49ers signal-caller joked with reporters that it was a hangnail.
Now we know it was really a serious injury. Kaepernick told The Bee that he'd suffered a chipped bone on his forefoot and ruptured the capsule in the ball of his foot when he tried to run away from a Seahawks defender along the visiting sideline.
Even with the injury, Kaepernick rushed for 524 rushing yards last season, his first full year as San Francisco's starter. It was also the second-most single-season rushing yards by a 49ers quarterback behind Steve Young's 537 rushing yards in '92. It probably could have been more if he was healthy. He never had surgery and said the injury is not an issue, and it was corrected with rest.