San Francisco starting quarterback Trey Lance has been ruled out of the 49ers’ game versus the Seahawks on Sunday afternoon after he was carted off of the field early in the first quarter with a right ankle injury.
Lance went to the ground after being tackled on a QB run, and after he remained down for a few minutes, the cart was brought in. Lance left the game with what appeared to be an air cast on his right leg and was quickly ruled out by San Francisco.
Jimmy Garoppolo, who restructured his contract in the offseason to stay on as a backup QB, came into the game after the injury.
Sunday marked just the second game for Lance as the 49ers’ full-time starting quarterback, after backing up Garoppolo in his rookie season last year. Lance battled extremely adverse weather conditions in last week’s season-opener versus the Bears, and finished 13-of-28 passing for 164 yards, along with 54 yards rushing, in the loss.
Lance came into the season with a new starting role and the full backing of the 49ers organization, but depending on the severity of the ankle injury he suffered Sunday, it might be some time before he’s able to resume his starting duties.
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