Trey Lance Done for Season

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance
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NFL Week 2 - UPDATE: San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan announced that Trey Lance broke his ankle and will undergo season-ending surgery. 

"You feel for someone, so bad," said Shanahan during his postgame press conference. "It's a sad moment, but you don't have time to sit there and think about it. I thought the guys did a real good job of that. We're real happy about the win, but it was a little sombering once you get in the locker room and see him."

According to Shanahan, Lance is doing "as good as you can" and asked him about plays when Shanahan went to visit him. 

"That's the type of kid he is," said Shanahan. "I'm hurting for him."

Original Story

After committing to second-year quarterback Trey Lance this offseason, the San Francisco 49ers have likely lost their former third-overall selection for the rest of the year.

Lance went down early in the 49ers game with the Seattle Seahawks after getting rolled up on a designed run play. Lance attempted to get up and walk under his own power but immediately fell back to the turf. Lance was carted off the field after the injury, his right leg in an air cast. Lance has been officially ruled out of the game with an ankle injury.

Jimmy Garoppolo, who recently restructured his contract to stay with San Francisco as a backup, is currently in the game as Lance's substitute. According to San Francisco Chronicle's Ann Killion, Garoppolo has not taken any snaps in practice outside of playing scot team.  


3 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2022, 3:23pm

1 One of those odd examples…

One of those odd examples where a failure (not being able to trade Garoppolo for anything) end ups being tremendously beneficial.

Kind of like that defender failing to hold onto the pick a play before the game ended in the Raiders-Arizona game.

2 Deflating for sure.

Next year get a comp pick for Jimmy and start Lance. Purdy backs him up and hopefully (for them) they don't take long to start rolling again.

3 Ah fooey. I had really high…

Ah fooey. I had really high hopes for this kid in'22. Maybe '23 now.  Except I already bought like 3 dozen of his rookie cards lol (well at least they weren't the expensive autographed ones)

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