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49ers QB Trey Lance undergoes successful surgery, doctors expect full return for 2023 season

Sep 19, 2022 at 12:38 PM--



The San Francisco 49ers announced that quarterback Trey Lance underwent successful surgery on Monday. The second-year player suffered what was reported as a broken ankle during the first quarter of Sunday's 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks, ending his 2022 season.

"San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance underwent successful surgery on his injured right ankle this morning, an injury that occurred in yesterday's game versus the Seattle Seahawks," the 49ers said in a statement.

The team also provided more details on the injury itself.

"Surgery was performed at Stanford Hospital and repaired two injuries to Lance's ankle, a fibula fracture, and ligament disruption," the 49ers announced. "Lance will start the rehab process, and head team physician Dr. Tim McAdams is confident that he will recover completely in time for a full return in the 2023 season."

After the surgery, Lance shared the following photo via Twitter.

"Truly appreciate all of the messages and prayers," he wrote. "Surgery was a success and I am ready to attack this rehab process. We will never understand why, but I trust that it's all a part of His plan. I will be back better than ever. This chapter is going to make the story even greater!"


San Francisco made Lance the No. 3 overall pick in last year's draft. He entered this season as the team's starter. Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Lance after the injury. Unless unforeseen circumstances prevent him from doing so, Garoppolo will serve as the 49ers' starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.

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