John Lynch notes positive signs for return of Jimmy Garoppolo

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The chances of Jimmy Garoppolo returning to the lineup this weekend for the San Francisco 49ers seem to be improving.

Garoppolo was limited in practice for a second straight day as he works his way back from a high-ankle sprain sustained in Week 2 against the New York Jets. 49ers General Manager John Lynch said in an interview with KNBR on Thursday that the signs for Garoppolo thus far have been positive.

Jimmy has done a really good job on this rehab,” Lynch said. “The good news is, now we’re through two days of practice and he’s been out there both days and I always think it’s a positive step when you practice Wednesday and you come back feeling a little better on Thursday. That’s typically a good sign when you don’t regress and instead, you’re making progress and I think that was the case today.”

Lynch wouldn’t commit to Garoppolo being back on the field this weekend against the Miami Dolphins. However, with two losses already and scattered play from both Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard in Garoppolo’s absence, getting their starter back on the field would be a welcome development in a tough NFC West division race.

“We’ll see. Kyle will make that decision along with our medical staff as to where exactly Jimmy is at,” Lynch said. “I think there’s been a lot of positive signs but you’ve got to make sure that everything’s right. These are big men coming at the quarterback. That’s their job and so you have to be able to move, perform and be capable of keeping yourself healthy. So all those things will go into the evaluation. But there have been some good signs this week.”

5 responses to “John Lynch notes positive signs for return of Jimmy Garoppolo

  1. I have a feeling that Kyle Shannahan and John Lynch will be looking to replace Jimmy G come this off-season being that they can without any real financial hit. Jimmy G is injury prone and he isn’t all that good when he is on the field, the system makes him look better than he is and Jimmy G is holding that offense back, and he’s so much time to improve yet hasn’t. I think KS would love to find a mobile QB in the draft who’s a pocket passer first and foremost but who also has elite speed and who can carve defenses up on the move. Imagine if the 49ers would of had the #1 overall pick in 2019 instead of AZ, imagine Kyler Murray on the 49ers that would be a problem right there. They would be seriously dangerous. There are a few young QB’s coming out in the draft who I believe SF will have a lot of interest in.

  2. When glancing at the headline and saw Garoppolo and John lynch with positive i thought covid had hit the 9ers.

  3. Niners are getting healthy and will win their 6th Lombardi with ease this year and everyone will just have to deal with it. We’re simply light years ahead of everyone else and it’s not even close.

  4. How the faithful but laughingly delusional continue to believe the Quest for 6 will actually come true. Guys, Jed is not Ed. Jimmy is not Joe. It’s over.

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