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San Francisco 49ers fear Jimmy Garoppolo’s season over after non-contact left knee injury

September 24, 2018

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a non-contact left knee injury on Sunday, which the team fears is to his ACL and could end his season.

Garoppolo’s knee buckled near the end of a fourth-quarter scramble against the Kansas City Chiefs, before he was carted off of the field at Arrowhead Stadium. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said following his team’s 38-27 defeat dropping it to 1-2 that Garoppolo’s season could be over.

Garoppolo, whom the Niners acquired via trade last fall and signed to a five-year contract including $74 million guaranteed this offseason, was attempting to rally San Francisco from a 25-point halftime deficit. Prior to his injury, Garoppolo completed 20-of-30 for 251 yards and two touchdowns in his best performance so far this season, though he was outshined on another record-breaking afternoon for Patrick Mahomes.

Making matters worse, 49ers top CB Richard Sherman is headed for an MRI on Monday on his left calf, which bothered him all week during practice. Sherman had surgeries on both of his Achilles tendons this offseason.

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