No team has been bit by the injury bug as hard as the San Francisco 49ers, but they received some good news on Friday, when it revealed that their starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not require season ending ankle surgery.
The 49ers head coach Kyle Shannon shared the good news.
“Good news from the doctors that none of them are recommending surgery right now,” Shanahan said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.“So we are not going do anything for this four-to-six weeks. Rest it, and then we will re-evaluate and hopefully, it heals up the way the doctors are anticipating and he will be good to go then, and not need surgery.”
Besides Garoppolo, the 49ers had seven players on their injury report prior to their Thursday night 34-17 defeat to the Green Bay Packers. San Francisco played without their starting quarterback, All Pro tight end George Kittle, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running back Tevin Coleman. The 49ers are not looking for sympathy, but this is the second time this season that San Francisco would be without Garoppolo and Kittle.
Even though Garoppolo was able to avoid surgery, it’s still unclear whether or not he will be able to return to the field this season.
Garoppolo had a strong start to the season throwing for 259 and 2 touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals week 1 of the season. Unfortunately, Garoppolo would go down with an injury in week 2 when San Francisco took on the New York Jets, and he wouldn’t return until week 5 to face the Miami Dolphins. Garoppolo struggled his first game back, and after completing only 7 of 17 passes, and throwing two interceptions, Garoppolo was benched. He was able to bounce back and have strong back-to-back performances against the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots, but then Garoppolo suffered his ankle injury last week against the Seattle Seahawks.
Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued Jimmy G since he signed his massive five-year, $137 million contract in 2018. There has been speculation that the 49ers could release Garoppolo after this season. Garoppolo is set to make $26.9 million next season, but if San Francisco were to release him, they would only be hit with a $2.8 million in dead cap, saving themselves $24.2 million.Tags: 49ers, injury, Jimmy Garoppolo, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, SCN, SCN NFL, SCNNFL, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News Last modified: November 7, 2020