49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is working toward getting back to full health, following his season-ending ACL injury, back in Week 3 of the 2018 season against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com has a piece covering Garoppolo's progress, along with the team's bevy other of players coming back from injuries:
"As San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo took another step toward returning from the torn left ACL that wiped out most of his 2018 season, cornerback Richard Sherman is feeling as good as he has in a long time now that he is another year removed from his own injury history.
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On Tuesday, Garoppolo participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills. He did not, however, take part in team drills.
According to coach Kyle Shanahan, Garoppolo will not be cleared for full team work until training camp in part because the team doesn't want to risk having defenders around Garoppolo's legs during offseason work."
According to Wagoner, the list of injured Niner players who did not participate in Tuesday's "organized team activity" includes:
LB Fred Warner (knee)
RB Matt Breida (pectoral)
TE Garrett Celek (concussion and back)
RB Jerick McKinnon (ACL)
LB Kwon Alexander (ACL)
CB Jason Verrett (Achilles)
The no. 2-overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, edge-rusher Nick Bosa, tweaked his hamstring during practice on Tuesday, causing the rookie to join the team's injured list. The organization will understandably move Bosa along with the utmost care and caution, both due to his injury history and the multi-million dollar investment that comes with such a high draft pick. Fans and sports media members, too, will be interested in seeing how Bosa's injury situation progresses, particularly as the season begins to draw near.
San Francisco's first pre-season game is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, at home against the Dallas Cowboys. Should coach Kyle Shanahan choose to keep Jimmy G from seeing the field in exhibition play, the first regular season game will be at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 8. Niner fans are chomping at the bit to see a healthy squad perform throughout a full season of games. While no team ever makes it through an entire year injury-free, the 49ers have been hit hard with the injury bug these past couple of seasons. Maybe their fortunes will turn around this season. If they do, this team has assembled the necessary talent to make some noise in the NFC West throughout the 2019 campaign.
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