McNown to have surgery on throwing shoulder

Updated: August 27, 2002, 3:31 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Former first-round draft pick Cade McNown hasn't thrown a regular-season pass since just past the midway point of the 2000 campaign and that streak of inactivity won't be snapped this season.

The former UCLA quarterback, acquired by San Francisco earlier this spring in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, will undergo season-ending surgery on his left (throwing) shoulder "within a few days," 49ers general manager Terry Donahoe said Monday. The three-year veteran then will be placed on the injured ...

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