Jimmy Garoppolo still limited, but Deebo Samuel says “Jimmy just looked like Jimmy”

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Jimmy Garoppolo was limited again Thursday in his attempt to play with a torn ligament in his right thumb. The 49ers quarterback wore supportive black tape on the thumb, according to Cam Inman of The Mercury News.

Tight end George Kittle said he “can’t really see a difference” in Garoppolo.

Garoppolo will start Sunday in a must-win game if he is near 100 percent, coach Kyle Shanahan has said.

“You don’t know what’s going to happen on Sunday. My crystal ball, as I’ve told you guys, isn’t as clean and glossy as it should be,” offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel said. “The biggest thing for us is to make sure we’re prepared for anything.”

Garoppolo was diagnosed with a grade-3 tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb after the Dec. 23 game against the Titans. He did not practice last week and was inactive for Sunday’s victory over the Texans.

He had a throwing session Tuesday before a limited practice Wednesday.

“Jimmy just looked like Jimmy to me. Same confidence, same throw, same ball, same energy, same energy,” receiver Deebo Samuel said.

Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) and left tackle Trent Williams (elbow) remained out of practice Thursday.

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (groin), linebacker Marcell Harris (Achilles), safety Talanoa Hufanga (knee), defensive lineman Maurice Hurst (calf), running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) and safety Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) were limited. Mitchell did not practice Wednesday.

14 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo still limited, but Deebo Samuel says “Jimmy just looked like Jimmy”

  1. He’ll be starting on Sunday. The game is too important for him to sit out. He’s been kryptonite to the Rams. But that ends on Sunday!

  2. Taking up practice time for both quarterbacks leaves the Rams at a slight disadvantage.

  3. Mediocre is mediocre.
    Shanny sure doesn’t seem to have much confidence in the guy he mortgaged the future on huh?

  4. minime says:
    January 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm
    Does deebo mean garoppolo is throwing interceptions?

    I have to admit, this one made me smile.

  5. I don’t know if having his receivers say that it just seems like it’s Jimmy, same throw etc is a good thing. How can someone throwing with torn ligaments on their thumb, on their throwing hand look good doing so?? Don’t k ow if I should be excited or extremely worried.

  6. “Jimmy just looked like Jimmy”

    Yep, they don’t call him “2 Int. Jimmy G” for nothing!

    Good luck against Donald, Miller and Co.

  7. This roster on paper is scary. SF is just snakebit with injuries at all times & Jimmy G just simply doesn’t have “a set” & how are grown men supposed to follow the lead of a player with no stones. Lance needs work but at some point this year they go with Lance & Jimmy G will be done & gone. Yes he’s injured but he cannot make the plays to win & he can’t make the correct reads in general. The pressure got to him….Brady trying to come in, Rodgers maybe was courted, a ransom was given up to land a rookie PROJECT, missing HUGE GAME DECIDING THROWS, that miss in the SB broke him. He can pepper Kittle for fantasy so what bye-bye.

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