49ers Get Shocking Jimmy Garoppolo Injury News Ahead of NFC Championship
It's been almost two months since quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a foot injury for the San Francisco 49ers. It was thought to be a season-ending issue, but the fact that he does not need surgery gives him a chance to suit up in the most important game of all if the 49ers can get there.
Jimmy Garoppolo Injury Update
NFL insider reports that Garoppolo has reached a point in his recovery where he can practice with the team. The latest scans on his ankle came back with positive news, which makes sense as the veteran QB told The Athletic's Matt Barrows that the only thing he cannot do at the moment is sprint.
If the 49ers defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, Garoppolo will have two weeks of practice to get back into shape. Rapoport explains that the 31-year-old could then serve as the backup to rookie starter Brock Purdy in Super Bowl 57, assuming there are no setbacks.
Garoppolo led San Francisco to a 7-3 record in 10 starts this season, passing for 2,437 yards and 16 touchdowns (4 interceptions). Meanwhile, Purdy led the 49ers to a 7-0 record in his seven starts, passing for 1,920 yards and 16 touchdowns (4 interceptions). Both signal-callers have been amazing.
For now, the 49ers will focus on beating an Eagles team that has won eight of its last 10 games at Lincoln Financial Field. San Francisco is slated as a 2.5-point road underdog with +132 moneyline odds, per FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds. They also has odds set at +340 to win Super Bowl 57.
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