By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The San Francisco 49ers have shut down two of their best offensive players. Both players likely have been lost for the rest of the season..
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been shut down with a high ankle sprain. This is his second injury of the season, as he also dealt with an ankle injury in Week 2 against the New York Jets.
Garoppolo — who had his contract restructured earlier this season — may have played his final game with the team. He is expected to be out at least six weeks.
If he needs surgery, he could potentially be out longer.
He lasted just one full game in Week 7 against the New England Patriots. On Sunday, against the Seattle Seahawks, he was injured.
Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard will finish the season if Garoppolo does not return.
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“Any time you can get out there and bounce back from my last start, it’s definitely going to create confidence,” Mullens said. “The biggest thing I’ve learned just going through it all is that the NFL is tough. It’s all about what you do next. That’s why I tell myself pretty much every day, ‘It’s all about what you do next.’ No matter if it is good or bad, it’s all about what you do next.”
Kittle — who signed a massive deal with the 49ers in the off-season — has a broken bone in his foot. He is expected to be out eight weeks.
Like Garoppolo, Kittle also missed time due to a previous injury. He missed two games earlier this season with a sprained MCL.
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