Absolutely brutal news for the San Francisco 49ers and their young quarterback, Trey Lance.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lance will be out for the remainder of the season and will have season-ending ankle surgery:
Lance went down at the end of a short run and his leg buckled under him in an awkward fashion. Medical personnel immediately put an air cast on his lower right leg and the reaction from players on both teams made it clear that Lance had suffered a significant injury.
Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Lance as the 49ers’ decision to rework Garoppolo’s contract to keep him as Lance’s backup paid off on Sunday. Now it looks like Garoppolo will be the starter for the rest of the year.