Jimmy Garoppolo has been down this highway earlier than, and it is one he’d somewhat overlook.
The 49ers quarterback did not return to the sphere after halftime in Sunday’s 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium. Garoppolo sustained a calf harm in the course of the first offensive collection, and although he performed the complete first half, he was unable to proceed.
Coach Kyle Shanahan instructed reporters that he believed the veteran quarterback’s calf was stepped on, and Garoppolo confirmed that was what it felt like, however he wasn’t certain. Garoppolo defined the ache began to journey down his leg, however he does not imagine it is an Achilles harm.
Garoppolo was emotional when he defined how the state of affairs unfolded in the course of the sport.
“It sucked,” Garoppolo stated after the sport. “In between collection, I might really feel it tighten up. Thought I might intestine it out. Tried to for the primary half, but it surely’s simply robust, man. Been on this state of affairs too many instances, and it’s getting real outdated. Simply a kind of issues. It’s a part of the enterprise, although.”
Unable to make use of his calf to push off throughout his throws, Garoppolo knew his upper-body energy alone wasn’t sufficient to be an asset to the 49ers’ offense on the sphere. He later was seen standing on the sideline with a wrap round his proper calf, which was preserving it heat in case he was referred to as upon in an emergency state of affairs.
Previous to his harm, Garoppolo had led the 49ers to a quick begin. He accomplished 14 of 23 passes for 165 yards and one landing with one interception within the first half.
Having performed a whole season solely as soon as in his NFL profession, Garoppolo is making an attempt to remain optimistic, but it surely was clear he was making an attempt to carry it collectively after the sport.
“I’m a reasonably optimistic individual, so I’m making an attempt to remain optimistic with it,” Garoppolo stated. “I’m going to take it in stride. Tomorrow will reply plenty of the questions. It’s simply robust. I put quite a bit into this and I hate to have this occur, however hopefully it’s only a small hiccup within the highway.
“It seems like simply the calf proper now. I’m hopeful it should simply be a few weeks or one thing like that.”
If Garoppolo is cleared to play, Shanahan indicated it once more would be the veteran underneath heart in Week 5 towards the Arizona Cardinals. If not, Trey Lance will assume beginning duties at quarterback. Whereas Lance ideally might be taught with no need to hold the crew, Shanahan will put together him for the duty at hand.
“We have been taking part in with a rookie operating again because the second play of the primary sport,” Shanahan stated. “We have got a rookie quarterback proper now, and hopefully Jimmy’s higher and never as unhealthy as we predict, however Trey is right here for a cause. You wish to give him the time. You need him to be totally prepared, however you do not at all times have that luxurious. That is what we’ll discover out within the subsequent couple of days.”