Lee Heidhues 12.27.2021
The media has been trashing 49ers QB for his poor performance in the 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans last Thursday.
It appears there is definitely a legtimate reason that Jimmy G did not have a standout performance. The Niners QB suffered a serious thumb injury during the second quarter.
Garoppolo may be done for the season. This means the 49ers top draft choice Trey Lance, who has warmed the bench all season, will be thrown into the spotlight against the Houston Texans this Sunday and the season finale against the Los Angeles Rams on January 9.
Excerpted from San Francisco Chronicle 12.27.2021
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an injury to his right thumb in Thursday’s loss to the Titans that has clouded his status for the rest of the 49ers’ season.
Though the team characterized the injury as a sprain, ESPN reported Garoppolo suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament (located in the lower thumb) and a fracture. Dr. Nirav Pandya, the associate professor of UCSF orthopedic surgery, said that surgery to repair such an injury involves a recovery timeline of four to six weeks.