NaVorro Bowman is happy that the NFL has tweaked its rule on whether a loose-ball recovery is reviewable.

Bowman suffered a serious knee injury in January while attempting to recover a fumble during the San Francisco 49ers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game. Although Bowman clearly appeared to gain control of the ball, officials ruled that Seattle maintained possession, and the play was not reviewed.

NFL owners voted last week to allow replay of loose-ball recoveries -- the so-called "NaVorro Bowman Rule."

"That doesn't fix my knee," Bowman said during a recent interview with the San Jose Mercury News. "But [the wrong call] won't happen anymore."

Bowman suffered a torn ACL on the play and is not expected to return until midway through the 2014 season. The two-time Pro Bowl linebacker told the Mercury News that he has watched replays of the injury.