Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
Nov 26, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) watches the game against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Garoppolo out for season with torn ACL

The 49ers’ worst fears were confirmed following Sunday’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Tests showed that Jimmy Garoppolo did, in fact, suffer a torn ACL late in the game.

Garoppolo suffered the injury as his team attempted to come back from a 35-7 late first-half deficit against Kansas City. Down just 14 points in the fourth quarter, he attempted to gain more yards on a scramble in hopes of pulling the game to within one touchdown.

That’s when Garoppolo’s left knee buckled on the sideline. He was immediately sent to the medical tent before being carted off to the locker room. After the game, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated that the team feared Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL.

 

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Having signed what was then the richest contract in NFL history this past February, Garoppolo led San Francisco into the season with high expectations.

After struggling out of the gate with a three-interception performance against Minnesota, Garoppolo was on the verge of turning it around. He had thrown four touchdowns compared to zero interceptions in two games prior to suffering the devastating injury.

With Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined, San Francisco will turn to second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard for the foreseeable future. The former third-round pick from Iowa completed less than 55 percent of his passes for 1,430 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions in five starts last season.

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