San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's high ankle injury may be worse than expected. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Tuesday that the injury Garoppolo suffered in Sunday’s loss vs the Seahawks was "essentially a whole new one, just on the same foot."
The QB sprained his ankle in Week 2 vs the Jets- but this time he may require season-ending surgery. Shannahan shared that whatever is best for Jimmy, long-term, is obviously what they'll decide on but that, “if he does need the surgery, then it'll be all year; if not, then hoping six weeks, get a chance to get back at the end." Garoppolo is currently in the process of gathering multiple medical opinions before deciding if he'll need surgery. The starting quarterback will be placed on injured reserve for the foreseeable future.