SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Francisco’s 49ers defender Jimmy Garoppolo, his most recent high right ankle sprain did not exacerbate his previous injury as a whole new one, which is why he was in attendance ants will be absent for about six weeks and may be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
49ers manager Kyle Shanahan said on Tuesday that the ankle sprain Garoppolo suffered in Sunday’s defeat to the Seattle Seahawks “was essentially a whole new case, just on the same foot. , “and this sprain is considered more serious than the one he got in Week 2 last. New York jet aircraft.
As a result, Garoppolo is in the process of gathering a lot of medical opinions before deciding whether he needs surgery or not, ending his 2020 season.
“When you get such a high ankle sprain, you̵7;re going to hurt them a lot,” Shanahan said. “But the way he does it is different, so it basically reworks it all the other way. … Whatever works best for him, in the long run, is obviously what we’ll decide. But if he does need surgery, then it will be a whole year; otherwise, hopefully six weeks, have a chance to come back in the end. “
Asked if he felt Garoppolo was brought back from his first ankle sprain too soon, Shanahan pointed out that it wasn’t really the problem and although Garoppolo struggled very strongly in Back against the Miami Dolphins, he improved for two weeks before losing to Seattle.
Shanahan said: “I have no regrets bringing him back at any moment. “Obviously, how the Miami game played out, if I could see that before the game we could avoid bringing him back, but I think he gave us a real chance. goodness to win and we don’t think he risked injury by going further with it and he didn’t.That’s why he might come back in two weeks to even healthier. But he did something in the Seattle game again and it got worse … it ended worse than we thought. “
At some point, Garoppolo will have to be on the bench due to injury, meaning he will have to miss at least the next three games, including Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers. The same is true for George Kittle, who had a broken foot bone, initially did not show up on the X-ray on Sunday but was further examined on Monday.
Kittle, who missed two games with a sprained knee earlier this season, is known to return earlier than his usual schedule, but Shanahan pointed out that probably won’t be the case. this time.
“I think they told me eight weeks,” Shanahan said. “Kittle said two but that’s how he rolled around. But that’s why he’s going to join IR. If it’s better than what they say he’ll have a chance to come back this year, but eight week is eight weeks. “
Shanahan also eliminated recipient Deebo Samuel (hamstring), rerun Tevin Coleman (knee sprain) and defender Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (hamstring) in a match against Green Bay on Thursday night.
Substitute Nick Mullens will start Garoppolo in midfield against Packers, with Ross Dwelley likely to replace Kittle. Ultimately, Jordan Reed, who is re-training from a knee injury, may also be present, although his participation in Tuesday’s training session is expected to be limited.
Shanahan also pointed out that the Austin Walter return runners could be promoted this week to join JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon as the only healthy return runners out there.
Niners’ constant series of injuries cost them, but the team has little time to focus on them with another game over two days.
Shanahan said: “We have comments on injuries but we’re constantly getting worse news about those things, it’s been tough. “But finally you run out of time for the day, you have to plan the game … All we can think of is one thing right now.”
In addition, 49ers abandoned wide receiver Dante Pettis and defensive midfielder Jullian Taylor. Pettis is selected in the second round of 2018. Taylor has been through an out-of-play season after tackling the ACL last December.