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49ers optimistic QB Jimmy Garoppolo will play this week

49ers are optimistic starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can return this week from a right calf injury but don’t expect backup Trey Lance back for another week.
Credit: AP
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) warms up on the sideline against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are optimistic starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can return this week from a right calf injury but don’t expect backup Trey Lance back for another week.

Coach Kyle Shanahan says Garoppolo will be limited at practice after missing one game with the injury and is on target to play Sunday night against Indianapolis. 

Lance sprained his left knee when he started in place of Garoppolo and hadn’t healed enough during the bye week to practice.