Despite the torn ligament and chipped bone in his right thumb, Garoppolo is expected to start again Sunday as the 49ers battle the Cowboys in the wild-card round.
He played through a significant amount of pain to complete 23 of 32 for 316 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in a must-win Week 18 game against the Rams.
“The thumb held up pretty well,” Garoppolo said, via David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com. “It is what it is. It was a little sore after the game, but it’s feeling great right now.”
Garoppolo completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,810 yards with 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games.