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49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has high ankle sprain, Nick Mullens “likely” Week 3 starter vs. Giants

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at New York Jets Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Bosa, Solomon Thomas appear to have suffered torn ACLs

It looks like the New York Giants will not be the only injured team heading into Week 3’s matchup against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium.

Jimmy Garoppolo left the team’s Week 2 win over the New York Jets at halftime. He was replaced in the second half by backup Nick Mullens and is now considered “likely” to start against the Giants next week.

Mullens played in eight games for the 49ers in 2018 and one game last season. The 49ers were 3-5 in the 2018 season in the games in which Mullens played. The Giants defeated San Francisco, 27-23, on November 12 of that season.

As far as other injury news for the 49ers…

Bosa was going up against Jets tight end Trevon Wesco on a running play and his left leg gave out as he attempted to get off the block. He tried to sit up after falling to the field, but was soon carted off the to the locker room.

Bosa was selected to the Pro Bowl last season and represents a big loss to San Francisco moving forward.

Defensive tackle Solomon Thomas suffered a left knee injury and also had to be carted off the field during the game.

The injuries keep piling up for San Francisco, which started Sunday’s game without star tight end George Kittle (knee sprain), cornerback Richard Sherman (strained calf), receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) and defensive end Dee Ford (neck).

Original article: https://www.bigblueview.com/2020/9/20/21448075/49ers-qb-jimmy-garoppolo-has-high-ankle-sprain-nick-mullens-likely-week-3-starter-vs-giants

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