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Transcript: Colin Kaepernick talks about his shoulder tightness

Aug 12, 2016 at 3:14 PM--



Can you speak to your condition and how you're feeling right now?

"Good. Taking it day-by-day. Made a lot of throws, especially coming back from three surgeries, so want to make sure that we're staying ahead of things."

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We saw you getting stretched out on Tuesday I think it was. Was that when it started to bother you or has it been sort of building up to this point?

"I think it's been a buildup. It's something that, you don't really get the reps of live action and that violent motion when you're practicing in the offseason. So, I think it's just building my endurance in that area."

As a former pitcher, is this something that you might experience if you log too many innings?

"Yeah, I've experienced that a couple times in my baseball career. My arm's always snapped back quick, so not too concerned about it."

Do you think you'll be able to play in Sunday's game?

"Yeah, I think so."

Did you feel a twinge or a slight pain on Tuesday? Did you feel a twinge at all?

"Just tightness."

That's what you think it is, just tightness? Have you been icing it, do you need an MRI, anything like that?

"Once again, taking it day-by-day, icing, making sure I'm doing everything I can so it's ready to roll."

Is the timing of this disappointing, just you didn't get the live reps against the Texans?

"Yeah, I would have loved to have gotten those reps. But, it's also something that, we're in preseason practice. We don't play a game for about another month, so we want to make sure we stay ahead of this before we get to the season."

Head coach Chip Kelly had said today that, I believe, it was 86-102 throws a day that you guys have been getting. Is that a pretty hefty workload in your mind?

"In the past, I would say no, but I think the fact that I haven't been in live action in probably almost nine months now, it was just rebuilding that endurance and getting my body used to that again."

As you ramped up to come to training camp, how much were you throwing?

"I threw quite a bit. You can't reproduce that live action though and kind of the intensity and quick twitch that you need when you're going against the defense."

How do the other parts of your body, the parts that had the surgery a few months ago, how does all that feel now?

"It feels great. That's kind of the funny thing about it. I never thought I'd be dealing with this."

You're wearing a tinted visor this year, is that correct?

"Yes."

Is that something that has been approved? Do you have a prescription for it that you can use it in games as well?

"I'm going through that process currently."

And what's the, why do you need that?

"I'm not going to get too much into my medical, but something that was recommended for me."

By whom?

"A doctor."

Was it a team doctor, or--?

"I'm not going too much into my medical."

I saw you back there on your toes going through mental reps. Can you talk to us a little bit about what you get out of those?

"Yeah, you get a chance to look at the defense live. Even though you're a little bit further back, not quite right in the action, you still get to see the defense moving and their reaction and walk through plays mentally as far as where you want to go with the ball and adjustments you're going to have to make."

You did that in the spring too, correct?

"Yes."

How is that, when you have been on the field, how do you think that's translated? Do you find it helpful or have you found it helpful?

"It's been very beneficial, especially in the spring. I think it's what allowed me to step in and be comfortable in this offense pretty quickly. It was getting those mental reps and getting used to seeing patterns and defenses and how they react."

Do you expect to start one of these preseason games? It may not be Sunday, but do you expect to start one of them coming up?

"Yeah, most definitely."

Has Chip told you that, that all the quarterbacks will get a fair shot at running with the ones during preseason games?

"He hasn't spoken to us specifically about preseason games. From everything he's told me, we're both getting a fair shot."

* Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers





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