The San Francisco 49ers got their first win of the season against the Seattle Seahawks but it’s not all good news after the game. In the press conference, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan informed that starting quarterback Trey Lance suffered a broken ankle and will require season-ending surgery.
Kyle Shanahan has confirmed QB Trey Lance has suffered a broken right ankle and will require season-ending surgery.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 18, 2022
Lance left the game with two minutes remaining in the first quarter after being tackled in a run. He tried to get up but couldn’t do it and had to be carted off the field. He was quickly ruled out and left the game with two passes and 30 passing yards.
Jimmy Garappolo, the highest-paid backup quarterback in the league, came in to finish the game and completed 13 passes for 154 passing yards and a passing touchdown.
We will have to wait for one more year before we can see a Lance-lead offense in San Francisco and see his full potential. For now, the team will go back to their safe option in Jimmy G to compete in the NFC West and the playoffs.
With Garappolo the 49ers reached the Conference title game last season but lost against the Rams.
For Week 3, the 49ers will travel to Denver and play the Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday Night.