IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
3 weeks ago

Garoppolo (knee) was spotted at Wednesday's practice walking about without the assistance of crutches, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's another milestone for Garoppolo as he works back from Oct. 3 surgery to repair a torn ACL. While Garoppolo has thus far avoided any setbacks as he approaches the two-month mark in his recovery from surgery, the 49ers probably won't have a definitive feel for how healthy he is until reassessing him during OTAs.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
1 month ago

Garoppolo (knee) was spotted in the 49ers' locker room using only one crutch to move about, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since undergoing surgery Oct. 3 to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Garoppolo had been walking with assistance from two crutches. It only marks a minor step forward in the rehab process, but Garoppolo's comfort with using only one crutch suggests he's progressing as anticipated in the one-month mark in his recovery. The 49ers probably won't have a better idea of Garoppolo's outlook for training camp and/or the start of the regular season until they hold OTAs in the spring.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
2 months ago

Garoppolo remains on crutches but is closing in on the pool stage of his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Recoveries from ACL tears have a vast range of timetables, but the only thing that Garoppolo is certain of is when he'll be able to get off crutches. He's approximately two weeks from reaching that point as he aims to follow in the footsteps of DeShaun Watson this year and be available for the 2019 regular-season opener. While Garoppolo enters the early stages of rehab, the 49ers will continue to put the ball in C.J. Beathard's hands.

IRJimmy Garoppolo
QB SF (11)
2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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.