NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick never returning to elite form? 49ers QB struggling with shoulder injury

NFL Rumors: Colin Kaepernick never returning to elite form? 49ers QB struggling with shoulder injury

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers is still struggling with shoulder soreness, confirmed his head coach Chip Kelly. The injury means he will be limited in practice after taking some time off because of “arm fatigue.”

“Just getting him back up to throwing every day. That’s why we had planned on actually taking yesterday off. We knew that going in, he didn’t throw during the spring full, because of coming off of it (surgery) so it’s just trying to get his arm back up to where we can just use him every day. If we’ve got to take a day off in between, it’s not a real big deal,” the veteran head coach stated to

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While Kelly confirmed that the injury is “not a big deal”, 49ers fans are anticipating the worst and that Colin Kaepernick will never return to elite form like previous years. Kelly is hoping that they get their previous starting quarterback in time for their preseason game on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

“I think he feels fine. He’s dealt with it before. Just a little shoulder soreness,” Kelly stated.

Kaepernick is not assured of any playing time in the new NFL season and will battle for the starting QB job against Blaine Gabbert. Kelly already stated that they are going with Gabbert in the preseason opener against the Texans.

Kaepernick has been involved in many NFL rumors this offseason that has linked him to teams like the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns. Both of them have found their starting QBs for the new season as they could not finalize a deal with the 49ers.

Kaepernick reportedly did not want any cut from his salary and that’s the reason why no deal was done with the Broncos.

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Colin Kaepernick led the 49ers to their first Super Bowl game since 1994 but lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL championship game.

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