Starting in just the second game of his career, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance has suffered an ankle injury that will require surgery and likely cost him the rest of his season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Reports indicate that Lance suffered a broken ankle.
Lance, the 22-year-old former third overall NFL draft pick, exited Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks with 2:20 left in the first quarter and did not return. Backup signal caller Jimmy Garappolo, who was on the trade market for essentially the entire season, came in to see out the game against the Seahawks and will be the Niners starting QB for the rest of the year (barring injury).
— ESPN (@espn) September 18, 2022
NFL world reacts to the news that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance will likely miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury
Following the news of Lance’s likely season-ending injury, football fans took to Twitter to both express their shock and wish the young QB a speedy recovery.
— Matty Manziel™ (@thatsmattyj_) September 18, 2022
If this isn’t fate for Jimmy G idk what is https://t.co/wTxektrPFh
— Ryyyyyy (@Ryan_Bruce92) September 18, 2022
Terrible. This kid never got a fair shot. Next year I hope. https://t.co/7hZwSWiB7F
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) September 18, 2022
Prayers up kid. We'll see ya next year https://t.co/97SHyQ38KC
— Jay Zamzok 🐺🐾 (@rabidlobofan) September 18, 2022
Ugh that's terrible 😞 https://t.co/zcfScOVYJX
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) September 18, 2022
Fucking awful. Heartbreaking for the kid. Tough not to point a finger at the head coach for putting the future franchise QB in jeopardy, early in the season against a terrible football team. Totally unnecessary. https://t.co/KlNhmfHLMH
— LOLKNBR (@LOLKNBR) September 18, 2022
Seeing how fellow quarterback Joe Burrow rebounded to take the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl after a devastating knee injury in his rookie year, Lance certainly still has his whole career ahead of him once he gets healthy. It’s a tough blow, but at 22 years old, he’s got plenty of time to bounce back. Get well soon, Trey.
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