Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo suffered a right shoulder sprain in the second quarter of Sunday's 23-17 wild-card win over the Cowboys, but the quarterback is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Garoppolo has been playing through a torn ligament on the thumb of his throwing hand the past two weeks, but he looks as though he has a new injury to tend to ahead of the 49ers' divisional-round game in Green Bay this Saturday. Fortunately, based on the way Shanahan described the injury, Garoppolo doesn't look as though he'll be in any danger of sitting out this weekend, even if he happens to be limited in some capacity during practices Tuesday through Thursday. The 49ers were able to prevail in spite of Garoppolo nursing the injury for more than half of Sunday's contest, though he was only asked to throw 25 passes on the day after San Francisco raced out to a 23-7 lead after three quarters.

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