What a injury plagued NFL weekend. The San Francisco 49ers win despite Garoppolo and Bosa injuries. The San Francisco 49ers bounced back from their season-opening loss to Arizona with a big win over the New York Jets. However, the win came at a big cost with the team losing some key players to injuries.
The 49ers, who were already without four key players, lost defensive end Nick Bosa, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, running backs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas to significant injuries.
Of most pressing concern was what coach Kyle Shanahan said was “most likely” a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Bosa’s left knee. Shanahan indicated that Garoppolo suffered a high right ankle sprain. Also, Mostert and Coleman departed with knee injuries. Shanahan said Thomas could have a torn ACL similar to Bosa’s. However, “has a better chance of it not being that [than Bosa], from what I’m told.”
Garoppolo’s injury happened on the Niners’ fourth offensive play from scrimmage. When he was sacked by Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and went to the ground awkwardly. He finished the half and went 14-of-16 for 131 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 140.4.
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X-rays revealed a high ankle sprain and Garoppolo did not return to the game.
“We’ll see how that heals,” Shanahan said. “You’ve got to get on a plane tonight, he’ll wake up tomorrow, it will probably feel much worse. However, that’s something you really won’t be able to tell whether he has a chance or not probably until the end of the week.”
After the game, the 49ers expressed concern about the playing surface at MetLife Stadium, where they will be playing the New York Giants this week.
“I know that’s as many knee injuries and ankle stuff and people getting caught. On the turf as I have ever been a part of,” Shanahan said. “From what I saw. The other team did, too. I know our players talked about it the entire game. Just how sticky the turf was. … It was something our guys were concerned about right away. Also, the results definitely made that a lot stronger.”