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49ers GM says Kaepernick surgery was mutual decision

The decision for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to have season-ending surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder was a mutual decision between the quarterback and the team, 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Sunday.

Speaking before the 49ers game in Seattle, Baalke said Kaepernick consulted team doctors and received a second opinion before the decision for surgery was made.

"This was something they felt from a medical standpoint it needed to be taken care of and addressed through surgery," Baalke said. "Which, obviously, if he has surgery, he's not going to be able to play. So moving him to IR is the natural move."

Baalke said he...