Prior to Friday afternoon, the last time San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan saw Reuben Foster, his arm was in a sling. Following the 2016 season, the former Alabama linebacker underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. It was an injury that prevented the linebacker from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine.

Foster has insisted that he is fully healed. "It's 90-percent," he told the media on Thursday following his selection. "I'll be ready for training camp."

Shanahan said that the team's doctors and trainers felt good about the recovery process and where Foster is right now. Foster agrees with the assessment.

"I'm making big progress," Foster said on Friday at the introductory press conference for Solomon Thomas and himself. "I'll be limited at OTAs. Training camp, I'll be full-go but if it's my decision, I think I can go now."

There had been reports that the injury would require a second surgery which might put his availability for at least part of the regular season into question. "That's not accurate at all," Foster said. "I'm fine. I'm on schedule."

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