Report: No foot surgery for Jimmy Garoppolo, could return in 7-8 weeks

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49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s season was over when he fractured his foot last Sunday, but the door may not be totally closed on a return.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that doctors have determined that Garoppolo does not have a Lisfranc injury and that he does not require surgery in order for the fracture to heal. The report adds that Garoppolo could return in seven-to-eight weeks if his rehab goes smoothly.

Seven weeks from now would be the divisional round of the playoffs and the 49ers hope that they will still be playing football at that point. The conditional nature of Garoppolo’s return means that certainly won’t be something that they are planning on at this point.

In addition to the uncertainty about his recovery, making it to the divisional round would likely mean that rookie Brock Purdy has played well in Garoppolo’s place and that would make it difficult to make a change back to a player who missed nearly two months of action.

All of that will be determined down the line with the key takeaway for now being that Garoppolo’s recovery timeline is shorter than originally expected.

26 responses to “Report: No foot surgery for Jimmy Garoppolo, could return in 7-8 weeks

  1. Watch Mr. Irrelevant take the 49er to the divisional rounds and the NFC Championship game. Jimmy G starts Super Bowl 2023 in February.

  2. He’s made of glass, and although shows promise can’t stay on the field long enough to become a top tier quarterback. He’s gonna keep frustrating 49ers fans with his inevitable trip to IR

  3. Shanahan must pull out all the stops to win the division. Creative play calling, trick plays, gadgets, fake kicks and punts – gotta do it to win with a 3rd string rook

  4. Purdy confident Jimmy G would start the divisional round but can the Niners get that far?

  5. Garoppolo gets injured mainly because he plays hero ball. This latest injury is because instead of taking the sack, he tried to run with two huge linebackers hanging off of him.

  6. Garoppolo gets injured mainly because he plays hero ball. This latest injury is because instead of taking the sack, he tried to run with two huge linebackers hanging off of him.

    And if he pulls away from those LBs and gets a first down or throws a TD, we’re still talking about it and he’s “a gamer” or “gritty”. I don’t think that was hero ball at all.

  7. Jimmy should have thrown the damn ball away. Both season-ending injuries were just dumb and unnecessary.

    That said, is that an actual LOLphins fan showing his face after that beatdown? 😂😂

  8. lowercasejay says:
    December 6, 2022 at 5:07 pm
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    Same sentiment about Lamar? Trey Lance? Justin Fields? Josh Allen? Patrick Mahomes? This is not basketball, there is no ‘hero ball’. Its fighting for every inch on the field.

  9. I wouldn’t attempt to pin the season on getting Jimmy G back in time. Kyle Shanahan, Shanahan in general, aren’t known for their sound advice on qb rehab, and return from injuries. The list is long and very distinguished…

  10. LOL, Niner fans were saying Purdy was the third coming (Trey and Jimmy were one and two) and now they’re calling for Jimmy Noodle Armed Glass to save the day.

  11. Forty Whiners fans are gearing up for another early round exit in the playoffs to an inferior team… Yep! this LoLphins fan is always gonna show his face son, win or lose. 😁🐬

  12. They’re truly going to beat the wheels off him before they let him walk to another team. As long as he can blow another playoff game for them.

  13. With that defense the 49ers just need Purdy to get the ball to their playmakers.

  14. profootballcomment
    Sorry dude. Difference is that Josh Allen is the size and speed of a RB or a linebacker. Jimmy G is made of china. Apples and oranges dude.

  15. mrba4775 says:
    December 6, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    Watch Mr. Irrelevant take the 49er to the divisional rounds and the NFC Championship game. Jimmy G starts Super Bowl 2023 in February.
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    If purdy takes them this far, he’ll be the starter in Super Bowl not Jimmy. Big if, of course.

    Lolphins fans showing up is very good, I think. Lolphins fans trash talking the niners that’s something else. Lol

  16. All Jimmy does is win. These ‘glass’ comments are worth exactly zero. A QB gets hit, sometimes this happens. If Rodgers gets hit the same way, we don’t read ‘Aaron Glass’ all of a sudden.

    See you in the Supe. SF-KC II.

  17. bobhk says:
    December 6, 2022 at 8:39 pm
    mrba4775 says:
    December 6, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    Watch Mr. Irrelevant take the 49er to the divisional rounds and the NFC Championship game. Jimmy G starts Super Bowl 2023 in February.
    ————
    If purdy takes them this far, he’ll be the starter in Super Bowl not Jimmy. Big if, of course.

    Lolphins fans showing up is very good, I think. Lolphins fans trash talking the niners that’s something else. Lol
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    What’s even more hilarious is that bobhk, San Francisco 49er’s of Santa Clara fan, has wind in his jaws. Last your team won in 1995 they played in San Francisco and had a coach with a record better than 500. LOL!!!!

  18. Good to hear that JG may not need foot surgery but they still have that issue of removing the foot from the mouth of Shanahan, York, and Lynch. Going to need a specialist for that…

  19. Is anyone really convinced that Jalen Hurts or Dak Prescott can stand up against the 49ers defense? It doesn’t matter if its in Santa Clara or on the road, these guys are playing so jacked up that no one in the NFC field is going to want a piece of the Niners.

  20. A lot of people are basing their thoughts on last week’s game and performance by Brock Purdy. Let’s not forget that he wasn’t drafted until the end of the 7th round. And he didn’t have anytime to think about his first game, etc. He was simply on the bench then called into action. He did well but next time he won’t simply be running on adrenaline. He will have to prepare for his first ever regular season pro sports game, go over the playbook, practice as much as he can then play. The opposition has already seen him for most of a game so they can study his tendencies a bit. And don’t forget he wasn’t drafted at the end of the first round, it was the end of the 7th, so we’re not talking about a highly regarded prospect.
    And to put it into perspective, no starting rookie QB has ever won a SB, not once. I wouldn’t be shocked if management has Josh Johnson playing after the Seattle game or the one after that. Don’t be shocked if that before SF’s season is done there will be at least one more QB introduced to his new 49ers teammates.

  21. 49ers need to sign a legitimate veteran backup next year. They also should always be looking for a QB in later rounds. O-line must be a priority also. Pretty much the case for every team that doesn’t have a proven franchise quarterback and no 1st round pick.

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