49ers team doctor expects Trey Lance to recover in time for “full return” in 2023

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Trey Lance‘s season is finished after only two games. He played 16 snaps Sunday, fracturing his right ankle on a running play.

The 49ers quarterback underwent surgery Monday morning, the team announced.

“Surgery was performed at Stanford Hospital and repaired two injuries to Lance’s ankle, a fibula fracture and ligament disruption,” the 49ers said in a statement. “Lance will start the rehab process, and head team physician Dr. Tim McAdams is confident that he will recover completely in time for a full return in the 2023 season.”

Lance finishes his first season as a starter with a 1-1 record, a 48.4 completion percentage, 194 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a 55.0 passer rating. He also ran for 67 yards on 16 carries.

Jimmy Garoppolo regains the starting job after returning to the team on a restructured contract before the start of the season.

8 responses to “49ers team doctor expects Trey Lance to recover in time for “full return” in 2023

  1. They may have actually won the Super Bowl if they had just used those picks to improve the team they had.

  2. He will recover in time to back up Jimmy G next season.

  3. Shanahan needs to produce at some point or he may get fired.
    What can save Shanahan is if they make the playoffs with Garoppolo.

    All the same, thats a lot of high draft picks to invest in someone who doesn’t play for their first 2 years.

    Assuming Garoppolo is gone, They will need to draft a QB in 2023 and let him compete with Trey lance.

    Or do they keep Garoppolo?

  4. Shanahan needs to produce? Two NFC Champ games and a SB appearance in three years. Turned around one of the worst franchises in the NFL. Just got a shiny new six year contract. About to run the table and go on another deep playoff run.

    Yeah, Shanahan isn’t going anywhere.

  5. gabbertformvp says:
    September 19, 2022 at 5:44 pm
    Just got a shiny new six year contract.

    Yeah, Shanahan isn’t going anywhere.
    Quit teasing! Career record of 44-45 with a history of choking when it counts. You promise?

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