Jimmy Garoppolo hopes he’ll just be out a couple weeks

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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t give much of an update about Jimmy Garoppolo‘s outlook for Week Five and beyond after Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, but Garoppolo had more to say during his own press conference.

Garoppolo said he was injured on the first series of the game and “felt something go” in his right calf. He remained in the game through the first half, but said the injury tightened up and he was removed in favor of Trey Lance before the third quarter.

Garoppolo said he’ll have an MRI on Monday and sounds like he expects to miss some time.

“I’m hopeful it’ll just be a couple weeks, something like that,” Garoppolo said, via Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

Lance was 9-of-18 for 157 yards and two touchdowns to Deebo Samuel in the 28-21 loss. The 49ers face the 4-0 Cardinals next weekend.

16 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo hopes he’ll just be out a couple weeks

  1. The guy is a good QB when healthy, but one of the requirements for a starting QB is availability, and you can never depend on him for an entire season.

  2. That’s pretty much it Jimmy G. if the 49ers win their next 2 games. Lance will have a full week of practice and we will see.

  3. tebowbrokesteelers says:
    October 3, 2021 at 8:44 pm
    This is the time to bring kapernick back home. Do it!
    Why not bring Alex Smith back? I’m sure you’d even be up for a try out by Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russell.

  4. The Wally Pipp of 2021. Bye bye, Jimmy G.
    Cash those checks and look pretty on the sideline – it’s the best gig in the NFL.

  5. Out a couple weeks? For a calf injury?? He hasn’t even had the MRI yet, and he’s already projecting that he’s “hopeful it’ll be just a couple weeks”? Shouldn’t he wait to hear what the doctors say? He’s an immobile QB anyway. What’s the difference?

  6. I don’t think Trey is ready to be a fulltime starter in the NFL, but while he might struggle the experience will be good for him. Sadly the 49ers will once again miss the playoffs due to the injury bug. Seems they can’t catch a break these last few years.

  7. I feel bad for Lance having to face a red hot lethal AZ defense in his very first start with no Trent Williams at LT to make matters worse. Things could get ugly very fast in AZ next Sunday.

  8. What is up with Jimmy G? He always seems to get these nagging injuries midway through a season defining game. Did their starting kicker not being available just torch his confidence? The Niners had this game EARLY but they just played cat with a dead mouse. One thing is certain, he will get injured at least once a year. Worst thing is this, this is what Tua can hope he can be. As far as being a franchise QB, it’s not much.

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