Credit: Stuart McNair

Credit: Stuart McNair



Following the 2016 collegiate football season, former Alabama linebacker turned San Francisco 49ers rookie Reuben Foster 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.

There were some who were skeptical that Foster would be available for the start of the 2017 NFL season and others who had reported that the injury would require a second surgery, placing his availability for the entire season at further risk. After all, the last time 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan saw Foster, the linebacker's arm was in a sling.

On Friday afternoon, during the introductory press conference for Solomon Thomas and himself, Foster assured the local media that he would not require a second surgery to repair the injury.

The 49ers rookie joined KNBR on Friday and confirmed again that he would not require additional surgery and would be available for the team's training camp in late July. "OTAs, I'll be limited and all," Foster said. "Training camp, I'll be full-go."

Foster was asked if the injury would require a second surgery.

"No surgery," Foster said. "Because I had a scan. I scanned it and what they was talking about was the anchor in my shoulder and the light had glimpsed it -- some light had glimpsed it a certain way and make it look like it's not healed all the way. It's getting in the healing process because I'm like 13 weeks outside the surgery.

"But no more surgeries. It's going to be completely healed before training camp."

You can listen to the entire interview on KNBR.