Originally posted by grizzlyadams:
Adam Shefter is reporting that the Niners don't expect Aldon back this season.
Everyone is making WAY too much of this report.
NOTHING has changed.
Adam is reporting something that the 49ers have been saying since day one...Aldon won't be back till they think he's ready to come back.
If he comes out of rehab and immediately relapses...he ain't playing this year. If he comes out of rehab (usually 28 days) and does well, they'll likely give him a few weeks to get ready and he'll return after the bye.
The point is that nobody knows 100% when he'll be back. If he does well in rehab as has thus far been reported he'll be back after the bye.
It doesn't do them nor Aldon any good to leave him to his own devices all season. Thats just more opportunity to be on his own and relapse. They will want him in the locker room and around the team. If he's going to be there then there is no reason not to play him if he's taking the necessary steps.
Effectively, they are telling Aldon it isn't a forgone conclusion he plays. He has to earn it. He likely will and...again...be back after the bye.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM ]