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Jimmy Garoppolo ‘Has a Chance’ to Play for 49ers vs. Cardinals Despite Calf Injury

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo “has an opportunity” to play Sunday towards the Arizona Cardinals.

“It wasn’t as unhealthy as we thought it might need been,” head coach Kyle Shanahan informed reporters. “Today he’s in quite a lot of ache and nonetheless sore. Wednesday if it’s [getting] higher, he has an excellent likelihood.”

Garoppolo exited San Francisco’s Week 4 defeat to the Seattle Seahawks with what was later recognized as a calf contusion. He mentioned after the sport he was because of get an MRI and was optimistic “it’ll solely be a few weeks.”

Garoppolo’s remark appeared to ensure Trey Lance would take over because the beginning quarterback, even when just for a restricted time period. If so, it isn’t an unfamiliar scenario for San Francisco because the 29-year-old has began solely 34 video games in 5 years.

The incontrovertible fact that Lance wasn’t the No. 1 man to open the common season led to questions on his preparedness for the position. He has thrown for 162 yards and three touchdowns in restricted motion up to now.

The collective efficiency of the 2021 rookie class (Lance, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Davis Mills and Mac Jones) has served to indicate there is usually a powerful studying curve for first-year signal-callers.

After quite a few accidents torpedoed the Niners’ 2020 season, the franchise is aiming for a return to the playoffs this yr. That places quite a lot of strain on Lance’s shoulders if he has to steer the offense towards Arizona.

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