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49ers’ Trey Lance Posts Optimistic Update After Season-ending Injury

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance was feeling optimistic Monday morning after undergoing surgery on his right ankle, tweeting that he was ready to “start this recovery process.”

The second-year quarterback shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed on social media after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured right ankle and a torn ligament. Let him stand aside for the rest of the time season.

On September 18, 2022, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance was fouled in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, California.
(AP Photo/Tony Avila)

“Really appreciate all the information and prayers. The surgery was a success and I am ready to start this recovery process,” he tweeted. “We’ll never understand why, but I’m sure it’s all part of his plan. I’ll be back better than ever. This chapter will make the story even better!”

49ERS’ KYLE JUSZCZYK JOKES WITH Jimmy GAROPPOLO THAT he’s an emergency quarterback

Lance falls in second lane vs. Seattle Seahawks Sunday. He was taken off the field after what appeared to be a horrific injury.

“San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance successfully underwent surgery this morning on a right ankle injury that occurred during yesterday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks,” the team said in a statement.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance lies on the court after being tackled in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks on September 18, 2022 in Santa Clara, California.
(AP Photo/Josh Lepe)

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“The surgery was to repair two injuries to Lance’s ankle, a fractured fibula and a ruptured ligament. Lance will begin a recovery process and team attending physician Dr. Tim McAdams is confident he will make a full recovery in time for a full return for the 2023 season.”

Meanwhile, Niners will rely on familiar faces to take over.

Jimmy Garoppolo (10) of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates Kyle Yuszczyk (44) for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on September 18, 2022.

Jimmy Garoppolo (10) of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates Kyle Yuszczyk (44) for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on September 18, 2022.
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“I don’t want to downplay what happened to Trey because we really have feelings for him, but that’s why you buy insurance,” guard Kyle Yuszczyk said of the quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. “You don’t want to use it, but Jimmy is our insurance policy.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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