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Rapoport: 49ers thrilled with Jimmy Garoppolo’s recovery, expect QB to be fully cleared by mid-August

Jul 19, 2022 at 5:32 PM--

As San Francisco 49ers fans await an update on the trade status of Jimmy Garoppolo, NFL insider Ian Rapoport provided an update regarding the physical status of the quarterback.

"There's so much uncertainty regarding Jimmy Garoppolo," Rapoport told MJ Acosta-Ruiz on NFL Network. "Where is he going to be traded? Are the 49ers going to be able to trade him? But we're not going to get any of those answers until Jimmy Garoppolo is fully healthy and is able to pass a physical, not just from the 49ers but from a potential new team.

"So let's give an update on how he is doing physically. I'm told Jimmy Garoppolo saw Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the respected surgeon who did his surgery to repair the torn capsule in his throwing shoulder earlier in this offseason. That was over the last several days. He is progressing extremely well, working with a physical therapist every day, doing exactly what he needs to [do].

"It is all positive, and the expectation is he'll be fully cleared—in other words, able to make all the throws, 40 yards down the field and more—at about mid-August. That is the expectation. I'm told the 49ers are thrilled with where Jimmy Garoppolo is [right now], as far as his health. The rotator cuff—that is expected to be stronger when he gets through all of this."

Rapoport adds that we won't learn Garoppolo's fate until after the medical staff fully clears him in mid-August. Don't expect any movement on the quarterback situation before then. 49ers players are scheduled to report to training camp next week.

Garoppolo has been the 49ers starting quarterback since Week 13 of the 2017 season, following a mid-season trade from the New England Patriots. He appeared in 15 games this past season, completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 3,810 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Garoppolo owns a regular-season starting record of 31-14 since being traded to San Francisco.

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