Jimmy Garoppolo Injury Report: Excellent News For San Francisco 49ers Fans

Published 10/23/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Sep 26, 2021; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports


San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo may make a return this Sunday against Indianapolis Colts after recovering from a calf injury suffered during his 21-28 loss against Seattle Seahawks.

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Trey Lance led the Niners against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals during Jimmy G’s unfortunate absence. However, the 21-year-old rookie failed to take full advantage of his first start in the league, as the Cardinals added yet another victory to their unbeaten streak.

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Trey Lance goes down with a knee injury

Following the loss against the Cardinals, Trey Lance went down with a knee injury while Jimmy G has started gaining the confidence of head coach Kyle Shanahan to start their next game on Sunday.

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“It’s the same diagnosis, and we were hoping [Lance] could go this week. Doesn’t look like it,” Shanahan said. “He might have a chance at the end of the week but I’d be surprised if he’s not ready to go next week.”

After missing all three of the team’s practices last week, Jimmy G makes a return to the field for the team’s ‘bonus practice, pointing out to the chances that the veteran will be a full go this week despite his ‘limited’ status in the injury report.
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Shanahan feels optimistic about Jimmy Garoppolo

“It will be good to go out there and be full-go today,” Shanahan said on Wednesday. “I know he’s [Jimmy G] limited because we’ve got to make sure he can do everything. We’ll have a much better idea today, but I’m pretty optimistic about it.”

Although the head coach refrains himself from taking any chances with the star quarterback and wants to go with Trey Lance in case he recovers from the knee injury ahead of this week’s fixture, but that seems to be far-fetched. And so all the stars point in the direction that Jimmy will be the starting quarterback this week.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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