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Garoppolo to create Niners return vs. Dolphins

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After lacking the past two-and-a-half of games with a high upright ankle sprain, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will return Sunday.

Coach Kyle Shanahan announced Friday that Garoppolo made it via the week of prepare with out arena and ought to step reduction into his beginning job when the Niners host the Miami Dolphins at Levi’s Stadium.

“He did a swish job,” Shanahan acknowledged. “Day after day it got better, by no means felt too sore the following day, so we mandatory to hear that at the moment and ogle him within the market at the moment, and we truly feel swish to ride and he’ll be beginning Sunday.”

Garoppolo suffered the ankle harm within the first quarter of a Sept. 20 purchase against the Unusual York Jets. He performed on it via the remainder of the first half of, however backup Cut Mullens replaced him to commence the third quarter and started the past two weeks.

Getting into the week, Shanahan expressed optimism that Garoppolo would possibly presumably per chance be ready to play this weekend however desired to glance whether or no longer he would possibly presumably per chance address a week of prepare with out soreness or a setback. Garoppolo did upright that, practicing on a restricted basis Wednesday and Thursday and in fat Friday. He’s no longer listed on Friday’s harm fable.

“I got the closing couple weeks off to earn it upright,” Garoppolo acknowledged Friday. “As a ways as getting within the market, I had the total week to work on it, so it is feeling horny swish upright now.”

Garoppolo’s return comes at a extraordinarily major time for the Niners, who are coming off a disappointing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and prefer a purchase against the Dolphins old to coming into a worldly stretch by which they play the Los Angeles Rams, Unusual England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Unusual Orleans Saints in consecutive weeks.

C.J. Beathard will wait on as Garoppolo’s backup this week after changing Mullens within the closing minutes of closing weekend’s loss. Shanahan acknowledged Wednesday that he didn’t must reveal who would commence if Garoppolo would possibly presumably per chance no longer play, however now that Garoppolo will be reduction, he printed that Beathard has been promoted to the No. 2 space as an replacement of Mullens.

Beathard nearly led a closing-2nd comeback against the Eagles, taking the Niners to a touchdown and then having a Hail Mary fall incomplete on the game’s closing play.

Meanwhile, working reduction Raheem Mostert‘s return is a small bit extra up within the air as he’s listed as questionable for Sunday. Mostert has been out since spraining his upright knee in Week 2, and the 49ers’ flee sport has struggled in his absence.

Mostert practiced on a restricted basis all week however made development day to day. A resolution on his put will be made nearer to sport time Sunday.

“It be truly upright how he’s feeling then,” Shanahan acknowledged. “He got a small bit bit extra work at the moment. He was as soon as in a location to earn via it. We didn’t put aside him via the entire lot however truly must glance how that responds tomorrow and the best design he wakes up tomorrow and the best design he feels on Sunday.”

Receiver Deebo Samuel, who missed prepare Thursday and Friday with an sickness, will be listed as questionable, though Shanahan acknowledged he’s feeling OK and it is a topic of getting him via the upright protocols to earn reduction with the team.

This twelve months, gamers who comprise an sickness diversified than COVID-19 must meet distinct requirements, including a pair of damaging COVID-19 assessments, to come to the team.

“Deebo is swish,” Shanahan acknowledged. “He says he has no indicators. He’s feeling good, so he’s got one extra test to pass. I judge he did it at the moment. We are going to earn the outcomes tomorrow on that and then he desires to be allowed reduction within the building.”

Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (quadriceps) is slated to come this week after lacking the past two games, and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon is questionable with a hamstring harm. In other locations on the official harm fable, the 49ers dominated out cornerbacks Emmanuel Moseley (concussion) and Dontae Johnson (groin).

Witherspoon’s unsure put and the absence of Moseley and Johnson potential the Niners will must add some back at cornerback old to Sunday’s sport, Shanahan acknowledged. The team is anticipated to space defensive conclude Ezekiel Ansah (torn biceps) on injured reserve and cornerback K’Waun Williams (sprained knee) on injured reserve on Saturday, which would commence two roster spots for additional depth.

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