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Banged-up 49ers prepare for Giants without QB Garoppolo

Nick Mullens could possibly make his first start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in nearly 21 months.

Jimmy Garoppolo missed practiced with a sprained ankle and is unlikely to return this week. 

That sets the stage for backup Nick Mullens to possibly make his first start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in nearly 21 months.

Garoppolo was one of several 49ers who went down with injuries in a win over the New York Jets. He still holds out hope to return this week but coach Kyle Shanahan says he’d be surprised if that happened and he expects Mullens to start.