The San Francisco 49ers went business as usual in a 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon. But it wasn't Trey Lance leading his team to victory; it was Jimmy Garoppolo.
Lance went down with a serious ankle injury in the first quarter of Sunday's NFC West battle. Unfortunately, he will miss the rest of the season. The North Dakota State product underwent season-ending surgery this Monday afternoon.
Just moments ago, the 49ers released an official statement to address Lance's injury and surgery.
"San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance underwent successful surgery on his injured right ankle this morning, an injury that occurred in yesterday's game versus the Seattle Seahawks.
"Surgery was performed at Stanford Hospital and repaired two injuries to Lance's ankle, a fibula fracture and ligament disruption. Lance will start the rehab process, and head team physician Dr. Tim McAdams is confident that he will recover completely in time for a full return in the 2023 season."
An awful outcome for the former No. 3 overall pick. Hopefully he makes a full recovery.
The 49ers, meanwhile, are moving forward with the veteran Jimmy Garoppolo.