Schefter says Garoppolo is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks and possibly longer if surgery is needed.
Mike Garafolo confirms the news and says Garoppolo could be placed on injured reserve. He’s currently getting multiple opinions, but he should be out a month at least.
Nick Mullens took over for Garoppolo on Sunday and will likely serve as the team’s starter moving.
Garoppolo, 28, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2014. The Patriots traded him to the 49ers in 2017 at the trade deadline in return for a 2018 second-round pick.
Garoppolo was in line to be an unrestricted free agent when the 49ers signed him to a five-year, $137.5 million contract during the 2018 offseason.
In 2020, Garoppolo has appeared in six games for the 49ers and completed 67.1 percent of his passes for 1,096 yards, seven touchdowns, and five touchdowns.