San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo left little doubt about his toughness when he performed by means of a Grade 3 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his proper thumb and chipped bone and guided his offense on a late game-tying drive en path to the 49ers clinching a playoff berth through an extra time win on the rival Los Angeles Rams final Sunday.
Whereas Garoppolo’s standing for the wild-card playoff matchup on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon was by no means actually unsure, he admitted earlier this week his thumb was “sore” coming off the Week 18 victory. 49ers followers acquired some excellent news Friday, nonetheless, after they discovered Garoppolo carries no damage designation heading into the weekend, in keeping with Josh Alper of Professional Soccer Speak.
Garoppolo was hardly good throughout final weekend’s efficiency, as he accomplished 23-of-32 passes for 316 yards with a landing and two interceptions. For a chunk revealed on Thursday, Seth Walder of ESPN Analytics named Jimmy G because the fourth-worst quarterback within the postseason match, forward of solely Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones.
Maybe the 30-year-old can use that as bulletin-board materials towards Dallas.