Since undergoing surgery Oct. 3 to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, Garoppolo had been walking with assistance from two crutches. It only marks a minor step forward in the rehab process, but Garoppolo's comfort with using only one crutch suggests he's progressing as anticipated in the one-month mark in his recovery. The 49ers probably won't have a better idea of Garoppolo's outlook for training camp and/or the start of the regular season until they hold OTAs in the spring.
Garoppolo remains on crutches but is closing in on the pool stage of his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Recoveries from ACL tears have a vast range of timetables, but the only thing that Garoppolo is certain of is when he'll be able to get off crutches. He's approximately two weeks from reaching that point as he aims to follow in the footsteps of DeShaun Watson this year and be available for the 2019 regular-season opener. While Garoppolo enters the early stages of rehab, the 49ers will continue to put the ball in C.J. Beathard's hands.
The brief time span (10 days) between the injury and procedure was the first sign Garoppolo's knee injury was on the less severe side. In his report, Rapoport relayed that there was additional damage within Garoppolo's left knee, but it was minor relative to the ACL tear. Due to the timing and seeming lack of severity of the injury, Garoppolo is a decent bet to be ready for the 2019 regular-season opener. While he embarks on his rehab effort, the 49ers will be guided by quarterback C.J. Beathard for the rest of the current campaign.
Garoppolo (knee) had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn left ACL, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Garoppolo had the procedure less than two weeks after suffering the injury, which suggests the swelling in his knee wasn't too severe. He faces a lengthy rehab process, but the timing of the surgery should at least give him a good shot to be ready for Week 1 of the 2019 season. C.J. Beathard is expected to serve as the 49ers' starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2018 campaign.
After Garoppolo's left knee injury was diagnosed as a torn ACL on Monday, this roster move was inevitable as the 49ers embark on Week 4 preparations. Garoppolo is slated for surgery once swelling around the knee diminishes, which should take place in the next 1-2 weeks. He'll then commence his rehabilitation with an eye toward returning to full health ahead of the 2019 season. With Garoppolo out of commission, the 49ers will turn to C.J. Beathard to direct the offense while Nick Mullens serves as the backup quarterback.
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|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||4||1||25.0||6||1.50||6||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||63||43||68.3||502||7.97||37||4||0||3/15||7||0||113.3|
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||178||120||67.4||1560||8.76||61||7||5||8/57||20||5||96.2|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||3||3||89||53||59.6||718||8.07||56||5||3||13/97||9||1||90.0|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||10||9||0.9||9||0||0||2|
|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||5||-5||-1.0||-1||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||10||6||0.6||10||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||15||11||0.7||8||1||0||3|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||3||3||8||33||4.1||13||0||0||2|
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|2015||New England Patriots||5||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||New England Patriots||6||2||1||3||3.0||3||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||5||1||-6||-6.0||-6||0||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||3||3||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||New England Patriots||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New England Patriots||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||3||4||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|