49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick underwent thumb surgery, and knee surgery, Wednesday night in Vail, Colorado.
Kaepernick injured his thumb in the Niners’ October 22nd game against the Seattle Seahawks, which resulted in a 20-3 loss.
After the game, Kaepernick showed up to the post-game news conference with his hand bandaged. However, it wasn’t until last week when increased hand pain and swelling in his right thumb pushed him to get an MRI, revealing a torn ligament.
The thumb surgery raises the question as to whether Kaepernick will be healthy enough on April 1st to pass a physical, when his $11.9 million contract becomes fully-guaranteed.
Kaepernick has undergone three surgeries since November, including procedures on his left shoulder, left knee, and now, right thumb.
Niners’ CEO Jed York wants to see Kaepernick back on the field, stating “Right now, I want to make sure that Colin gets back healthy… I want to make sure that he continues to improve.”