His ankle fully healed, Jimmy Garoppolo is trying to figure out how to remain healthy

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The 49ers are 24-9, including the postseason, with Jimmy Garoppolo as their starting quarterback. The problem, though, is Garoppolo hasn’t found a way to stay on the field.

He has missed 23 games since the 49ers made him their full-time starter. That was a big reason the 49ers used the third overall choice on Trey Lance.

“This offseason, I had a list of things that I wanted to improve on,” Garoppolo said Tuesday, via 49erswebzone.com. “First of all, get the body back right, healthy and everything. And it’s been going really well. The body feels great.”

Garoppolo missed 10 games last season with high-ankle sprains.

He said the ankle is fully healed and “feels great.”

“His ankle seems totally healed,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “I mean, I haven’t even asked him about it because it looks so good. So, I’d be surprised if there’s anything lingering from it.”

Garoppolo, 29, has added muscle in an attempt to help keep him on the field.

“I was trying to, yeah,” Garoppolo said. “Nothing crazy, but just . . . another thing I was trying to do this offseason, to stay healthy this year, and just put myself in the best situation possible to be successful.”

This season, though, Garoppolo has something else to worry about keeping him from taking the field. The 49ers didn’t draft Lance to have him sit forever.

20 responses to “His ankle fully healed, Jimmy Garoppolo is trying to figure out how to remain healthy

  1. Here’s my 2 cents Jimmy: Instead of trying to get that extra yard and take on that linebacker or that safety — Just go out of bounds.

  2. Call a failed play a loss and throw the ball away like Tom or you will end up like Stafford trying to do to much and getting wrecked.

  3. Don’t listen to them Jimmy! Put that head down, take on those DL and LB and pick up that extra half yard on 2nd and 5. Make sure to teach your new backup the same trick!

  4. Oh yeah, Jimmy’s ready. Check Jimmy out. Jimmy’s got some new moves….. oh no Jimmy’s down.

  5. Stay healthy, play better and increase your trade value. Your Won-Loss record is meaningless.

  6. For all the people saying Jimmy shouldn’t take on LB’s and run out of bounds (referring to the Chiefs game 3 years ago), he did run out of bounds and hurt his knee untouched.

  7. Injuries are hard to predict. Jimmy could play 5 years straight without missing a game.

  8. He has always handled every situation well so I’m rooting for the guy, but the time for talking is done and he needs to prove he can stay on the field. Best of luck to him.

  9. charliecharger says:
    May 25, 2021 at 8:38 pm
    Injuries are hard to predict. Jimmy could play 5 years straight without missing a game.


    History says otherwise

  10. Hard to get injured while carrying a clipboard, that is his future with the 49ers.

  11. Jimmy might be healthy now but he isn’t going to stay healthy for long. I’d bet money Jimmy G ends up injured by week 6. The NFC has some of the best pass rushing teams & Jimmy G plays in the toughest division in the NFL. It’s just a matter of time before Jimmy G goes down with some sort of injury. AZ finished 4th in sacks last season and their front 7 is significantly better than last years w/ one of the top 3-5 pass rushing front 7’s in the NFL. SF has to play them twice this season with that line it is just a matter of time before Stafford is banged up.

  12. Get a desk job. Doesn’t matter what it pays, he can live like a baller for the rest of his life on what he’s already earned.

  13. When Jimmy got hurt three years ago, he foolishly planted his outside leg to turn upfield trying to get a first down. The knee immediately gave out because it was a bad angle . To make things worse, he would not have made the first down anyway with the defenders closing in. Horrible decision, one you would rarelsee wiser QB’s make (such as Russell Wilson). Jimmy is talented enough but he can’t afford foolish decisions when his body is apparently not too durable. Now it’s almost certain his days with the 49ers are numbered. I hope he eventually resurrects his career with another contender.

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