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Jimmy Garoppolo suffers foot injury in Week 13 vs. Dolphins, could return in 7-8 weeks

Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a ankle injury in Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season. Here are the latest updates.

Tuesday update: Jimmy Garoppolo got a second opinion on his foot injury and Adam Schefter is reporting he has a chance at a return in 7-8 weeks. Garoppolo was told he does not need foot surgery and it is not a more complicated Lisfranc injury. He can rehab the injury and potentially return during the playoffs. The 49ers have five weeks remaining. A 7-8 week absence offers a potential return around the NFC title game.

Sources: Doctors concluded today that 49ers’ QB Jimmy Garoppolo does not need foot surgery, it is not a Lisfranc injury, and if rehab goes smoothly, he could have a chance to return in 7-8 weeks, making him a potential playoff contributor.

Post-game update: Kyle Shanahan told the media that Garoppolo suffered a foot fracture and will have season-ending surgery.

Update: Garoppolo has been ruled OUT for the rest of the game. Purdy will remain the quarterback.


Update: Garoppolo is questionable to return with the ankle injury.


The Sunday slate for Week 13 continues as the San Francisco 49ers are taking on the Miami Dolphins. Miami scored to open the game, but San Francisco was able to respond with a field goal. On their ensuing drive, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took a big hit and landed awkwardly. He tested out his leg on the sideline, then went into the medical tent. A cart has now come out, and Garoppolo is headed to the locker room for further testing on his ankle.

While Garoppolo is sidelined, Brock Purdy will take over as the quarterback. Before he was injured, Garoppolo had completed two of his four passes for 56 yards. Purdy has played in three games this season and has completed four of his nine passing attempts for 66 yards and an interception. Depending on how long Garoppolo is hindered by this injury, this will be the longest game time that Purdy has gotten in his short career.