49ers RB Marcus Lattimore, who suffered two major knee injuries during his time at the University of South Carolina, has suffered no setbacks in his recovery this offseason.
There are, however, a few remaining challenge for the 22-year-old runner as he returns to the practice field.
“It’s all the other muscles around the knee getting used to the workload again and going full-speed,” Lattimore said. “That’s what I have to get used to, going full-speed again and getting those instincts back that I’ve had.
“I’m taking it one day at a time. Your hamstring gets sore, your calves get sore, but you push through that. And once you get used to that as the weeks go by, the more I get into football shape, I feel like I’ll be fine.”
Lattimore's upside took a hit when the 49ers drafted Carlos Hyde in the 2nd round. Eventually we may be looking at a Hyde/Lattimore backfield, but Frank Gore will have something to say about that in 2014. This could develop into a RBBC if the team scales back Gore's workload.