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Jimmy Garoppolo To Have X-Rays TuesdayJanuary 24, 2023 | 11:09 AM

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) will have X-rays on his injured foot on Tuesday, and the head coach would be very surprised if Garoppolo made it back on the field this week. The Niners all along had been holding out hope that Jimmy G could make a return if they made a deep playoff run. But the 31-year-old signal-caller hasn't played since Week 13 because of a broken left foot, and rookie Brock Purdy has done nothing but impress and hasn't lost a game since taking over under center. Even if Garoppolo was fully healed, it would be a huge surprise if Shanahan benched Purdy at this point. Josh Johnson should continue serving as Purdy's backup in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.

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