49ers C Kilgore lobbying to play again after 14-month absence
Facing a deadline to play for the first time in 14 months, center Daniel Kilgore is lobbying the San Francisco 49ers for a chance to get back on the field.
“I'd like to have something to build off of for the offseason, see where I am,” Kilgore said Wednesday per the Sacramento Bee. “It's been over a year now. And I've been doing all this training. So I'd like to do something. I don't want to do all this training for nothing.”
Kilgore has been out of action since suffering a broken leg on Oct. 19, 2014. He underwent season-ending surgery and had a follow-up procedure in June, forcing him to start the season on the physically unable to perform list.
The 49ers must make a decision by Monday to move Kilgore to the 53-man active roster or place him on season-ending injured reserve. Second-year center Marcus Martin has started every game this season but has had his struggles.
“I think I'm ready to go,” Kilgore said. “But it's based on their call, their judgment, so if they think I'm good enough to go, I'm good enough to go.