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Trey Lance’s season is over.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback suffered a broken ankle in Sunday’s Week 2 game and will undergo surgery Monday at the end of the season, coach Kyle Shanahan said.
Lance was sent off on Sunday in the first quarter of the 49ers’ game against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.
With 2:20 to go into the first, it looked like his leg got caught under him, and the broadcast showed a blast of air around his ankle.
Lance was the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after the San Francisco 49ers traded to get him. But he learned from and backed up to Jimmy Garoppolo, who led the Niners to the NFC Championship Game, beating the top-seeded Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Lance was handed the reins by general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan as training camp began, but after failed attempts to swap Garoppolo, he and the Niners agreed a restructured deal to bring him back as Lance’s backup.
Sunday was just the fourth start of Lance’s career – he made two starts last year while Garoppolo was injured.
Now Garoppolo is back on familiar ground and he will be the one trying to get the Niners into the postseason for the third time in four years.
Lance struggled in his season debut last week — completing just 13 of his 28 passes for 164 yards, and the Niners were stunned by the Chicago Bears in a 19-10 loss.
Next year will technically be Lance’s third in the league, but it will be a season where the Niners aren’t quite sure what they have in who they think their franchise QB is.
The 49ers defeated the Seahawks 27-7.
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