IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
1 week ago1 Comment

During Wednesday's surgery, Garoppolo only needed the ACL in his left knee repaired, suggesting his rehab should be "obstacle-free," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The brief time span (10 days) between the injury and procedure was the first sign Garoppolo's knee injury was on the less severe side. In his report, Rapoport relayed that there was additional damage within Garoppolo's left knee, but it was minor relative to the ACL tear. Due to the timing and seeming lack of severity of the injury, Garoppolo is a decent bet to be ready for the 2019 regular-season opener. While he embarks on his rehab effort, the 49ers will be guided by quarterback C.J. Beathard for the rest of the current campaign.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
2 weeks ago

Garoppolo (knee) had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn left ACL, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garoppolo had the procedure less than two weeks after suffering the injury, which suggests the swelling in his knee wasn't too severe. He faces a lengthy rehab process, but the timing should at least give him a good shot to be ready for Week 1 of 2019. C.J. Beathard is left as the starting quarterback in San Francisco.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

The 49ers placed Garoppolo (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Garoppolo's left knee injury was diagnosed as a torn ACL on Monday, this roster move was inevitable as the 49ers embark on Week 4 preparations. Garoppolo is slated for surgery once swelling around the knee diminishes, which should take place in the next 1-2 weeks. He'll then commence his rehabilitation with an eye toward the 2019 season. With Garoppolo out of commission, the 49ers will trust in C.J. Beathard to direct the offense while Nick Mullens serves as the backup quarterback.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo is expected to undergo surgery on the torn ACL in his left knee in the next 1-2 weeks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garoppolo will wait until swelling in the region diminishes before undergoing the procedure. Coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Monday that Garoppolo's injury is believed to be contained to his ACL, but admitted surgery could reveal additional damage, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. While Garoppolo embarks on a lengthy recovery effort, the 49ers will turn to C.J. Beathard to run the offense.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, bringing his 2018 season to an early end, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

An MRI confirmed what the 49ers had feared, leaving C.J. Beathard as their new starting quarterback. The silver lining is that Garoppolo went down in September, likely giving him enough time to rehab before Week 1 of 2019. He finishes his brief season with a 59.6 completion percentage and 5:3 TD:INT, but he did produce an impressive mark of 8.1 yards per pass attempt.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

San Francisco general manager John Lynch told Peter King of NBC Sports that he believes Garoppolo (knee) suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 38-27 loss to the Chiefs. "All indications are that [Garoppolo's ACL is] torn," Lynch said. "Our [medical] guys say they've been wrong before and so they need to do the MRI, obviously."

EDGE Analysis

Lynch's comments support what head coach Kyle Shanahan said Sunday about Garoppolo's knee injury after the quarterback departed in the fourth quarter of the contest. Even if tests clear Garoppolo of any ligament damage, it seems safe to conclude that he'll miss time due to injury, paving the way for C.J. Beathard to start behind center Week 4 against the Chargers. Expect the 49ers to relay a formal diagnosis for Garoppolo's injury shortly after the results of his MRI become available Monday.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo is slated to undergo an MRI on Monday, but there are fears he suffered a torn ACL, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Garoppolo is forced to miss extended time, C.J. Beathard would take over the 49ers' QB duties and the team would no doubt add depth at the position in short order.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo was taken to the locker room on a cart with an apparent left knee injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Garoppolo was shaken up on a hit midway through the fourth quarter and slowly walked to the sideline. After an evaluation in the sideline tent, he promptly was carted to the locker room. The injury is worrisome, to say the least, but little will be known until coach Kyle Shanahan makes his obligatory post-game news conference. If Garoppolo misses any time, the 49ers offense will be lead by C.J. Beathard.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo walked slowly to the sideline during the fourth quarter of Sunday's contest at Kansas City, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

On third and goal from the Chiefs' 20-yard-line, Garoppolo tried to keep his legs churning on a 13-yard run but came up on the losing end on a hit from cornerback Steven Nelson. Garoppolo seemed to tell team trainers that his left leg was the area of the injury before entering the sideline tent, per Matt Barrows of The Athletic. If Garoppolo doesn't return, C.J. Beathard will play out the remainder of the game.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
1 month ago

Garoppolo threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns while completing 18 of 26 pass attempts Sunday against the Lions. He also carried three times for four yards in the 30-27 win.

EDGE Analysis

Garoppolo completed 69 percent of his passes and connected with eight different receivers, though his numbers were suppressed a bit by a strong effort from the rushing attack. He completed a four-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Bourne in the second quarter and capped off a short drive with an 11-yard strike to Garrett Celek to begin the third. It was a solid bounce-back performance for Garoppolo, who turned the ball over three times while suffering his first loss as the 49ers' starter last week against the Vikings. He'll likely be asked to do more next week as his team looks to keep pace with an explosive Chiefs offense.