On Tuesday, Garoppolo gave another positive update on his progress while also noting that there’s a limit to how much he’ll be able to know about his readiness on the practice field. Garoppolo said that “you can only replicate the game so much” without actually playing in a game and shared how he’s trying to do that.
“It’s a combination of reactionary stuff. That’s a big part of it,” Garoppolo said, via the San Jose Mercury News. “When you’re doing rehab, everything is, ‘Do this movement, do this.’ Well, in the game, you’re more reacting than thinking. Getting used to those type of movements. We’ve been doing some of them and patterning them. It’s coming along well.”
Garoppolo was at the Kentucky Derby with former teammate Tom Brady last weekend and said that he solicited advice from the older quarterback about coming back from the injury. He said he’d keep the advice confidential and it will still be a few months before we’ll be able to see Garoppolo fully back in action.