49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced following Sunday's 38-27 loss at Kansas City that the team fears Garoppolo tore his left ACL.
Advice: Garoppolo was injured on a scramble during the fourth quarter and wound up being carted to the locker room, and initial reports indicate it's the worst possible scenario. He went 20 for 30 for 251 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while taking four sacks before exiting. C.J. Beathard, who went 1-4 in five starts as a rookie last season, will take over under center.
Jimmy Garoppolo was carted to the locker room with a knee injury late in the fourth quarter Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Advice: Garoppolo decided to stay in bounds at the end of a fourth-quarter run and ended up taking a big hit on the sideline. Trainers appeared to be examining his left leg -- not his head -- on the sidelines, and that leg was extended straight out in front of him on the cart. Garoppolo had an up-and-down game before exiting, but he led the 49ers back in the second half. He finished the day with 251 yards and two scores.
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said the team is "fearing" an ACL tear for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Advice: Garoppolo took a big hit along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter of San Francisco's Week 3 loss. It originally seemed like he could be dealing with a concussion, but he ended up being carted to the locker room with his left leg extended straight in front of him. If it is actually an ACL, Garoppolo will be the second offensive star the 49ers lose to an ACL tear after Jerick McKinnon suffered the same injury in the preseason. Brutal.
Jimmy Garoppolo was 18 of 26 for 206 yards and threw two touchdown passes Sunday in the San Francisco 49ers' 30-27 win over the Detroit Lions. He did not throw an interception, didn't fumble and was sacked six times. Garoppolo added four rushing yards on three carries.
Jimmy Garoppolo completed 18-of-26 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns while contributing four yards on three carries Sunday in the 49ers’ Week 2 win over the Lions.
Advice: Jimmy G also took six sacks for a loss of 50 yards. Garoppolo dialed up a sideline pass to a wide-open Kendrick Bourne for his first touchdown of the day early in the second quarter. He added to his touchdown tally with another score in the third quarter, this time connecting with tight end Garrett Celek for 11 yards. Garoppolo narrowly avoided disaster in the fourth as a Tracy Walker interception was negated by a holding call on Quandre Diggs. That interception would have set the Lions up with first-and-goal and a chance to take the lead with just over two minutes remaining. As his six sacks would attest to, Garoppolo often held on to the ball too long, though all in all, Sunday was a much better performance than his last one against the Vikings in Week 1. Now 8-1 as an NFL starting quarterback, Handsome Jimmy will head to KC next week for a shootout with Patrick Mahomes and the 2-0 Chiefs.