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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
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49ers lose Jimmy Garoppolo for the season due to torn ACL

The San Francisco 49ers have gotten off to a discouraging start to the 2018 season. They have a 1-2 record through the first three games.

Things have taken a disappointing turn with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after an MRI on Monday showed that he had suffered a torn ACL during Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.

The San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo’s worst fears were confirmed Monday when an MRI revealed the quarterback suffered a torn ACL in his left knee late in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.


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The injury occurred in the fourth quarter. He attempted to scramble further down the field as he decided to make a move to stay in bounds rather than run cleanly out of bounds. As a result, his leg was put in an awkward position with his left leg as he looked to get more yards on the play.

The injury he is dealing with typically takes nine months to a year to fully recover from. The 49ers will likely take the precautionary approach with the situation given his importance to the team’s long-term future. Garoppolo had agreed to a five-year, $135.5 million deal over the offseason with the team.


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This has put the 49ers in the position of having to turn to second-year quarterback C.J. Beathard to step as the starter. In six games played last year, he notched 1,430 passing yards on a 54.2 completion percentage. As well as that, he had four touchdowns and six interceptions.

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