Jimmy Garoppolo To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

TUESDAY, 8:25pm: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweets some additional details on Garoppolo’s impending surgery, noting that the QB will go under the knife “to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder.” Garoppolo won’t throw for 16 weeks but should still be ready for the start of the next season (assuming everything goes as planned).

TUESDAY, 3:48pm: The latest update on Jimmy Garoppolo relates not to teams interested in trading for him, but rather his health status. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the veteran quarterback will undergo shoulder surgery soon (Twitter link). 

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Schefter adds that he is expected to be on the shelf until the summer. However, he also reports that the procedure “is not expected to impact his trade status” and that Garoppolo is still “likely to be traded this month”. One of the most notable aspects of the news is the fact that it is his shoulder being operated on, as a result of an injury suffered during the team’s Wild Card victory.

In a follow-up, Schefter adds that Garoppolo will not need surgery for the thumb injury he had sustained earlier in the year. It had been reported one month ago that the latter ailment was going to require surgery, but that appears to no longer be the case. In any event, this news adds to the already lengthy list of injuries Garoppolo has dealt with in his career, including a shoulder issue back in 2016.

Nevertheless, Schefter reiterates that there is “significant interest” in Garoppolo from “multiple teams”. The 30-year-old went 9-6 in the regular season, and helped lead the team back to the NFC Championship game – the second time the 49ers went that deep during his time there. He has one year remaining on his current contract, at a cap hit of just under $27MM. According to Schefter, he is expected to be able to resume training in late June or early July. What team he is a member of by that time remains to be seen.

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