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Jimmy Garoppolo injury update: 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan ‘does not expect’ to have QB for NFC Championship Game

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Could Jimmy Garoppolo be available for the NFC Championship? San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says it’s highly unlikely. 

The 49ers head coach said Wednesday that he “doesn’t expect to have him [Garoppolo] this weekend” following X-rays for his former, longtime starting quarterback. Shanahan also said he doesn’t expect Garoppolo to practice at all this week. The comments came two days after Shanahan  said Monday that he would “be very surprised if [Garoppolo] was out there this week” while adding “there’d be a better chance” for him to be ready for the Super Bowl if San Francisco makes the big game.

Regardless of when Garoppolo returns to the field (if he does at all), the 49ers are set to stick with seventh-round rookie Brock Purdy as the starting quarterback, Fox Sports reported prior to the team’s wild-card win over the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 14. The 49ers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.




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Author : Shanna McCarriston

Publish date : 2023-01-25 20:18:19

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