6:20 p.m. The 49ers He confirmed it on his Twitter page this evening Shanahan said Lance “has a broken right ankle and will need immediate surgery.”

5:51 pm: It looks like the 49ers will face them Today’s injury is the worst case According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lance’s ankle injury is “expected to require season-ending surgery.”

San Francisco is fortunate, in the short term, that they can keep the 49ers in the quarterback for the remainder of the season by holding on to Garoppolo. There have been whispers around the league that a trade for teams like the Cowboys could still be on the books. He saw significant hits on the quarterback.

In the long term, San Francisco should have some concerns about the growth of the young investment in the quarter. It’s not Lance’s fault, of course, but if the season-ending rumors are true, Lance has gone three years in the NFL without playing any significant, consistent time at quarterback. This is the start of what should be a promising career for Lance in a sport that requires constant practice and skill improvement.

3:36 p.m. Today marked a critical point. Trey LanceYoung’s NFL career. But instead of the punt return the team was hoping for, the 49ers quarterback was sidelined with a foot injury.

According to the club’s announcement, Lance will be sidelined for the rest of the game. Before being taken from the field to the locker room, he was given air on his right leg. Because of the injury. Jimmy Garoppolo It took over behind the San Francisco Center.

Lance spent the entire offseason knowing he would take over as the 49ers’ franchise signal caller. The team traded up for the third overall pick in the 2021 draft, so it’s no surprise they turned their attention to the 22-year-old. Expectations were high, but his limited action in college and backing up Garoppolo as a starter left plenty of question marks for him entering the campaign.

The North Dakota State product did little last week to dispel doubts about his ability to perform as a top-level starter. In the loss, Lance completed just 13-of-28 passes for 164 yards and added 54 yards on 13 rushing attempts. Circumstances played a big role in each team’s offensive struggles, but there was supposed to be a lot riding on the Lancers’ game against the Seahawks today.

It was reported that he was the head coach earlier this week Kyle Shanahan He could turn to Garoppolo In the team’s next game against the Broncos, Lance struggled. Now, he did it out of necessity. Garoppolo has been the source of trade speculation all summer, but across the Gulf in A Improved contract. Depending on the length of Lance’s absence, the veteran may carry the load again for a longer period of time.

In the near future, Garoppolo will face the task of leading the 49ers’ offense, which for the second straight season will not include an All-Pro tight end. George Kittle against the Seahawks. Seattle is leading San Francisco 13-0 despite last week’s upset win over Denver. The big picture implications for the team at the QB position are huge though.

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