Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Shanahan provides injury update on Trey Lance, Jimmy Garoppolo confirms he’s the 49ers’ starter

Sep 8, 2021 at 1:09 PM--


Trey Lance is among the San Francisco 49ers players still dealing with an injury. The rookie quarterback suffered a chipped bone in the index finger of his throwing hand during the team's preseason finale against the Las Vegas Raiders on August 29.

Lance will be limited today, but head coach Kyle Shanahan hopes the rookie can get a little more work in as the team prepares for its regular-season opener against the Detroit Lions.

The coach was asked if Lance can take snaps and throw the football now. He wasn't doing so during Monday's practice.

"I think so," Shanahan responded. "Yeah, we'll see out there today. But yeah, he should be able to do everything. We'll see how he feels when he does it, though."

Lance was later shown throwing footballs during the warmup portion of practice.


As for Lance's availability for Sunday's game, the coach isn't quite sure about the rookie's status yet.

"We'll see how practice goes today," Shanahan said. "We haven't been able to do anything live yet. I mean, he can do it on air but that will be decided off of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday."

Shanahan was once again asked if he would be willing to officially name Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback because ... well ... it wouldn't be a Shanahan press conference without that question.

"I'm not going to answer that," Shanahan responded. "I feel like all you guys got to do is look how I've talked since July 27th, I think was my opening day of press conferences. I wish I wasn't being so hard-headed with it, but I feel like you guys are being a little hard-headed [by] keep asking. I feel like I've already answered it, so we'll keep it at that."

Garoppolo spoke with reporters after Shanahan. The quarterback was asked how long he's known he's the starter.

"For a while," Garoppolo responded. "I told you guys a long time ago I had a pretty good feeling about it. I kind of joked about it. But yeah, I always kind of knew where I stood and everything, and now it's official, I guess."

Garoppolo added that the situation never felt like a quarterback competition to him.

"I mean, it's always a competition, but you're competing against the defense during training camp," he said. "Now we're competing against Detroit this week and everything. But that's kind of always where I've been with my head, and it helped me stay steady throughout this whole thing."



Shanahan added that the following players will not practice today.



Related News


Nobody's perfect. Did you find a mistake in this article? Report it.





More San Francisco 49ers News



Kyle Shanahan provides injury updates on 49ers RBs Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon

By David Bonilla
Sep 23

When San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan jumped on KNBR this afternoon, he was immediately asked if his team had put out an ad for running backs yet. Shanahan laughed and responded, "We thought about it. It got pretty dire there for a little bit." The 49ers lost several running backs during Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon, and JaMycal Hasty all left the game with injuries. Mitchell returned, but only after the other two were sidelined. The team was already without Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson. Hasty is expected to land on injured reserve. Mitchell is dealing with a knee injury and has not practiced this week. Sermon is in the concussion protocol and has been limited during practices. The way things



49ers-Eagles: Kyle Shanahan provides injury updates on Emmanuel Moseley, Javon Kinlaw, Jeff Wilson

By David Bonilla
Sep 15

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters before today's practice at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. He provided several injury updates as the team prepares for its Week 2 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee) and cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (knee) will be among the injured players who will not practice today. Both were inactive for Week 1 against the Detroit Lions. Shanahan was asked if Kinlaw's injury is something that might have to be managed throughout the season. "We're not sure. That's why we're trying to take it slow with him," Shanahan answered. "And when we have, it's gotten better. So, you've got to see how that continues to react. I think we'll be easy with him today.



Mike McDaniel evaluates performances of 49ers QBs Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance in Week 1

By David Bonilla
Sep 17

The San Francisco 49ers escaped Ford Field with a 41-33 victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 1. The offense put up 442 total yards in the effort. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 17 of his 25 attempts for 314 passing yards and a touchdown in his 2021 regular-season debut. That's a 68.0 completion percentage. The No. 3 overall draft pick, Trey Lance, completed 100 percent of his pass attempts. Of course, he only made one attempt. That attempt went to wide receiver Trent Sherfield for a five-yard touchdown, though. Lance was in the game for four snaps. Garoppolo had 51 snaps. It wasn't the quarterback rotation that most anticipated going into the game. The rookie was expected to see the field more, something the Lions undoubtedly prepared for. That didn't



Joe Montana's advice to 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo regarding Trey Lance: 'Be patient with it'

By Marc Adams
Sep 24

Legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana answered questions for Bleacher Report this week. Among the things Montana was asked was a question about how he dealt with having a backup quarterback waiting to take his job. Jimmy Garoppolo is the current starting quarterback for the 49ers, and has performed well in the first two games. But the team traded three first round draft picks for Trey Lance to eventually become the starter. Montana, of course, dealt with this on both sides. First as the backup quarterback waiting to take the starting job from Steve DeBerg. And then as the starter trying to keep backup Steve


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone