Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Shanahan says there’s a chance Jimmy Garoppolo is available for 49ers-Cardinals

Oct 4, 2021 at 3:47 PM--


San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters today via a conference call and had some good news when it comes to the injury to offensive tackle Trent Williams. He did suffer a shoulder injury but is only considered day-to-day, and may not miss time.

Surprisingly, another player who may be available for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals is quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who suffered a calf contusion during Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He will be re-evaluated over the next couple of days.

"It does mean he has a chance [to play on Sunday]," Shanahan said. "It wasn't as bad as what we thought it might have been. Seeing him today, he's in a lot of pain, still sore. Hopefully, by the time he comes in Wednesday, if it's getting better, then he'll have a good chance. ... If it hasn't improved at all by Wednesday, it will probably be a little bit longer."

RELATED Shanahan provides injury updates on Garoppolo, Williams, others

The positive news surrounding Williams and Garoppolo (considering how bleak things looked on Sunday) is a nice change for Shanahan.

"I've left feeling good about stuff, about injuries, from what I hear on Sunday, and I've come in on Monday morning, and it hasn't been that way," Shanahan shared. "And vice-versa. I try to never fully go one way or the other until we find out for sure. At least we know that it's nothing too serious to where it will be long-term, which was the possibility.

"I think Trent, we got a little bit better news than Jimmy, but Jimmy, we've just got to see how it reacts here in the next two days. But both of them were definitely better news today than the feeling we had last night."

Garoppolo believes the injury occurred during the first series of the game and got worse as the game went on. By the end of halftime, the veteran quarterback knew he couldn't go. Rookie quarterback Trey Lance started the second half.

"It sucked," Garoppolo told reporters after the game. "In between series, I could feel it tightening up and everything. I thought I could gut it out. I tried to for the first half, but it's just tough. I don't know. I've been in this situation too many times. It's getting real old."

Garoppolo is in his fifth season with San Francisco, and injuries have forced him to miss games in two of his past three seasons. The quarterback has completed 66.1 percent of his passes for 925 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions this season. His 96.9 passer rating is his second-highest (102.0 in 2019) over the past five seasons.

If Garoppolo ends up having to miss time, Lance will start in his place. That would mean the rookie's first start would come this weekend against the undefeated and NFC West-leading Cardinals. Meanwhile, the 2-2 49ers sit in last place within the division.

Related News







More San Francisco 49ers News



49ers coach Kyle Shanahan says Trey Sermon is improving but 'there is a pecking order'

By David Bonilla
Nov 22

Trey Sermon was a third-round pick in April's draft. However, the San Francisco 49ers' sixth-round pick, Elijah Mitchell, is the team's starting running back and leading rusher. Sermon had 10 carries during Sunday's 30-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before that, his last carry came in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. Sermon moved up the depth chart because Mitchell was inactive due to rib and finger injuries. Kyle Shanahan insists that Sermon is showing improvement. On Monday, one day after the team's Week 11 win, the 49ers coach spoke with reporters and discussed the developing rookie running back. "I think he's better now than when he was given the last opportunity," Shanahan said of Sermon. "I know I get these questions about Trey



Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo leaving door open for QB to remain with 49ers in 2022

By David Bonilla
Nov 24

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was asked about the future of the team's quarterback position. Jimmy Garoppolo is the starter right now. His eventual successor is rookie Trey Lance. That plan has not changed. The timing of the transition, however, is uncertain. Garoppolo has played well over this recent four-game stretch. San Francisco has won three of its last four, and the quarterback owns the league's best passer rating (113.2) during that span. If Garoppolo leads the 49ers into the playoffs, the team might not be eager to part ways with the veteran. Shanahan was asked if the Garoppolo to Lance transition could be delayed, given the former's recent success. Might the 49ers hold onto Garoppolo for the 2022 season? "I think there's a



Transcripts: What Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, and DeMeco Ryans said ahead of 49ers-Vikings

By Site Staff
Nov 24

The San Francisco 49ers are preparing to play the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters before today's practice. Here is everything they had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Head Coach Kyle Shanahan Opening comments: "Injuries today. Mo [DL Maurice] Hurst, out. [RB JaMycal] Hasty is out. [RB] Elijah [Mitchell] is limited. [CB] Josh Norman, limited. [OL] Laken Tomlinson, limited and [T] Trent Williams will have the day off, vet day." Is there any update on LB Dre Greenlaw or even DL Dee Ford? "Yeah, Greenlaw we activated



49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo on sideline talk with an upset Kyle Shanahan after 'inexcusable' interception, trade rumor

By David Bonilla
Nov 28

The FOX broadcast caught San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan heading over to a seated Jimmy Garoppolo after the quarterback threw an early interception against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Niners ended up winning the game 34-26, but mistakes like the pick have led to criticisms from fans, especially considering the Vikings scored off the turnover. Garoppolo was asked about the sideline conversation with Shanahan and if his coach was "pissed off" about the costly mistake. "Naturally. It wasn't a good decision," Garoppolo responded. "I've got to be better than that with it. Just take the check-down. They were giving those to us early, and I just need to be more efficient with those." Shanahan was also asked about the sideline


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone