Kyle Shanahan reveals 49ers 'fearing ACL' injury for Jimmy Garoppolo

Ruben Hill
September 24, 2018

Before departing, Sherman had two tackles and broke up a deep pass that Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes slightly underthrew for receiver Tyreek Hill. This is the worst possible thing that could've happened to the 49ers.

He completed 20 of 30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the 38-27 loss. Mahomes achieved the distinction in the 2nd quarter of the ongoing matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, where outgoing QB Alex Smith started his career. He was stopped out well short of the plane, and was hit shoulder-to-shoulder by Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson.

The Niners now turn to C.J. Beathard as a backup if Garoppolo is unable to go for the rest of the game or even next week, which looking at the injury, it certainly seems like it's a possibility.

The 49ers don't come to Arrowhead Stadium often. He also stepped into a heavy hit upon making the cut. "I just talked to (Garoppolo) in the training room", Beathard said. "He's a man out there, and he's a very good quarterback; and we're fortunate to have him".

Ward left the game in the third quarter with cramps.

49ers: The defensive backfield was in tatters by the fourth quarter. SS Jaquiski Taylor was already inactive with a shoulder injury. And in the second quarter, free safety Adrian Colbert left the game with a hip injury. Conley briefly left with a right ankle injury, though he returned to make his TD catch.

49ers: Play the Chargers in Los Angeles next Sunday.

Chiefs: Visit the AFC West-rival Broncos next Monday night.

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