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Jimmy Garoppolo recovery from torn ACL has been ‘flawless,’ says 49ers GM John Lynch

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a rough game Monday night. In his first live action since tearing his ACL early last season, Garoppolo completed just one of six passes and threw an interception against the Denver Broncos. He was lucky not to be intercepted a second time on a near pick-six. Is this a crisis for John Lynch?

If the team is worried about it, the 49ers aren’t letting on. Everyone has been very publicly confident in the young signal-caller. Speaking to the media recently, GM John Lynch sounded very pleased with how Garoppolo has progressed this offseason.

“I’m hesitant and reluctant to say it, (but) the recovery from the knee (injury) has been flawless,” Lynch said, via Matt Barrows of The Athletic.

The 49ers were cautious with their franchise quarterback, and they didn’t rush him along too early. As a result, John Lynch says he hasn’t suffered any setbacks.

Garoppolo tantalized fans with five excellent starts at the end of the 2017 season, and now he’ll need to deliver. The 49ers have already given him a massive contract extension, and he has started about half a season’s worth of games for them.

Jimmy Garoppolo reportedly hasn’t looked too sharp in practice. Barrows noted he recently threw five picks in one practice session. This could all be a quarterback coming back from a severe injury shaking off rust, or it could be the start of something more serious.

For now, though, it’s good to hear that he’s doing well physically, and hopefully Garoppolo is able to stay on the field for all 16 games in 2019.