FOOTBALL – 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered shoulder sprain vs. Cowboys, expected to practice Tuesday
A season of injury concerns is continuing in the postseason for Jimmy Garoppolo.
The veteran quarterback suffered a sprained right shoulder during San Francisco‘s thrilling wild-card triumph over the Cowboys on Sunday night, according to Niners coach Kyle Shanahan.
Shanahan told reporters Garoppolo should be fine to practice Tuesday, and has a chance to play in Saturday’s Divisional Round showdown against the Packers.
Shanahan also gave an update on linebacker Fred Warner, who was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game with a minor ankle injury. Warner, like Garoppolo, has a chance to play against Green Bay, but the team will wait until Tuesday to see how he is.
Garoppolo, who’s dealt with ailments throughout his career, missed Week 5 due to a calf injury and sustained a significant thumb injury late in the season that cost him Week 17.
If he receives medical clearance this week, Garoppolo will have a chance to make a statement and extend the 49ers’ postseason run with a victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Packers at Lambeau Field.
His performance against Dallas was mostly efficient — 16 of 25, 172 yards — save for a crucial interception in the fourth that allowed the Cowboys to cut a 13-point deficit to six. A better performance against the Packers could make things very interesting in the postseason and 2022 offseason.