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Sport 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo not practicing again ahead of Cardinals game

23:45  07 october  2021
23:45  07 october  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan began the week putting a positive spin on the calf contusion suffered by starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He then told reporters Wednesday Garoppolo's calf was improving even though the veteran didn't practice.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

According to ESPN's Nick Wagoner, Garoppolo was missing from practice again on Thursday, which suggests rookie and third overall draft pick Trey Lance will take first-team reps for the second straight day ahead of Sunday's matchup versus the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.

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"I'd be battling through it, probably," Garoppolo said Wednesday when asked if he'd be playing through discomfort against Arizona, per David Bonilla of 49ers WebZone. "We'll take it, like I said, day by day, but it hurts. But it is what it is at this point."

Lance replaced the injured Garoppolo this past Sunday and completed 9-of-18 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns with 41 rushing yards on seven attempts in the defeat that dropped the Niners to 2-2 on the season. San Francisco has its bye next week, so Shanahan giving Garoppolo some extra time to rest could allow the 29-year-old to reach a pain-free status ahead of the Oct. 24 contest against the Indianapolis Colts.

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