NFL Rumors: Could Jimmy Garoppolo Return To 49ers Lineup In Week 3?

The quarterback could return to the field for Week 3 despite a high ankle sprain

by Abigail Adams

Sep 21, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sustained a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, but his prognosis remains in question.

That said, he apparently still has a chance to play this Sunday vs. New York.

“We had an MRI truck scheduled up here, and that truck broke last night,” head coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday, per ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. “The local hospital is helping us out with MRIs, so that’s why we’re behind on everything.”

Garappolo is 1-1 in 2020. He helped lead the Niners to the Super Bowl last season, though San Fran fell just short of the title against the Kansas City Chiefs.

That said, Shanahan still has confidence in his starting quarterback, no matter the circumstance.

“If he’s good to go and the doctors say he’s healthy and he can go out there and protect himself, and if Jimmy feels confident in doing it and it gives us the best chance to win, if that’s the case, then Jimmy will be out there,” he said. “If Jimmy is not safe and can’t protect himself, then we’ll go with Nick (Mullens).”

The Niners take on the Giants on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images

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