Jimmy Garoppolo speaks out on ankle injury ahead of Dolphins game
The San Francisco 49ers will get a much-needed boost as starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo makes his return ahead of their Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. He has missed their last two games after sustaining a high ankle sprain in their Week 2 win against the New York Jets.
“Ankle is feeling really good right now,” he told reporters on Friday. “Got the last couple of weeks off to get it right. The training staff, I tip my hat to those guys, they did a great job with me, just preparing me and everything. But as far as getting out there, I mean, we’ve had the whole week to work on it. So it’s feeling pretty good right now.”
QB2 Nick Mullens has been slotting under center in lieu of his absence but had a subpar showing in the 49ers’ most recent game against the Philadelphia Eagles. He tallied 200 passing yards on 18-of-26 passes completed along with two picks.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan dug deeper in his quarterback room and put QB3 C.J. Beathard on the field where he generated a meager performance of 138 yards on a 14/19 passing clip.
The 49ers lost on a 30-25 outcome which eventually dropped them to an even 2-2 record to sit in the cellar-dwelling spot in the stacked NFC West.
On the other hand, San Francisco’s opponents in the Dolphins aren’t doing so well either. The Miami-based squad only won against the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3 coupled with three losses in the early stages of the season.
The 49ers will aim to steal a win in their Week 5 encounter before they take on a string of tough oppponents headlined by the Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, and the New Orleans Saints.