49ers' Trey Lance suffers a season-ending ankle injury

 | September 19, 2022

Jimmy Garoppolo will step in as quarterback for San Francisco.

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After only a few games as a starter, Trey Lance’s season is coming to a close. He suffered a season-ending ankle injury and will be out for the rest of the season.

Lance broke his right ankle with only 2:20 to go in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-7 win against the Seattle Seahawks. Jimmy Garoppolo, the former starter, will step back into the role.

Head Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed the injury and said Lance is scheduled for surgery Monday morning, ending the young quarterbacks season.

Shanahan commented: “It's always tough, especially when it's a big one like that. You feel for someone so bad. It's sad but you don't have time to sit there and think about it.

“You've got to get right back to the game, and the guys did a real good job of that. I'm really happy about the win, but it's a little somber once you get in the locker room.”

Most of the team knew immediately that Lance had suffered a serious injury.

Tackle Mike McGlinchey added: “You can tell when injuries like that happen right away and they bring the stabilizing stuff out and the cart out.

“It's a haunting moment for anybody that's on the football field, and it can happen to anybody. Unfortunately, it happened to him on that play and we're praying for him and hope he just gets better.”

Prior to the injury, Lance was 2-of-3 passing for 30 yards and had three carries for 13 yards.

After the game, Garoppolo called stepping back into the starting role something of a "full-circle" moment. Garoppolo finished 13-of-21 for 154 yards and a touchdown.

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