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Jimmy Garoppolo returns to the practice field for 49ers; No sign of Trey Lance

Oct 18, 2021 at 11:07 AM--


It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo is on the road to recovery. The veteran quarterback is on the practice field today with his San Francisco 49ers teammates. However, there is no sign of rookie quarterback Trey Lance as the team kicks off its first practice following its bye.


Garoppolo is recovering from a calf injury suffered on October 3. Lance started in Garoppolo's place the following game, on October 10, and sustained a knee sprain.

The 49ers expected Garoppolo to be ready to return this week. Lance's absence shouldn't come as a surprise. The recovery timeline for the younger quarterback was estimated at about one to two weeks, bringing into question his availability for this weekend's matchup against the Indianapolis Colts at Levi's Stadium.


San Francisco will hold three more practices this week, with the next one scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. The Niners own a 2-3 record after losing three consecutive games, sit in third place within the NFC West, and need to start winning again to climb back into the playoff picture.

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