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Monday’s Mashup: Jimmy Garoppolo undergoes ACL surgery, can expect ‘obstacle-free’ rehab

Lucy Burdge
October 08, 2018 - 6:02 am

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MLB: Houston at Cleveland, 1:30 p.m. (TBS)
MLB: LA Dodgers at Atlanta, 4:30 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Boston at NY Yankees, 7:40 p.m. (TBS)
MLB: Milwaukee at Colorado, 9:40 p.m. (FS1)
NFL: Washington at New Orleans, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: Ottawa at Boston, 1 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Vegas at Buffalo, 3 p.m. (NHL Network)


-- Jimmy Garoppolo underwent successful ACL surgery last week and is expected to have "a relatively obstacle-free rehab."

"He was very pleased with the way it went," 49ers general manager John Lynch said of Garoppolo. "It's one of those deals where it looked better–because sometimes you see some things on MRIs you don't know–but it was a good repair and they’re very optimistic about his prognosis for the future."

Doctors found no other damage besides the ACL tear Garoppolo suffered two weeks ago against the Chiefs.

According to Adam Schefter, Garoppolo is expected to be out for six to eight months, which means he could be ready to return in time for training camp.

"I'm hoping that he'll be able to get into OTAs and do some non-contact stuff with throwing the ball and everything," head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "It's always a little bit better when you're dealing with a quarterback and stuff as opposed to other positions, because you can get them in hopefully in seven-on-seven drills a little bit early and things like that, which helps those guys get involved a lot faster."

C.J. Beathard will continue to fill in for Garoppolo. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Chargers.

-- Mike Tomlin is not thrilled with how NFL games are being officiating this season.

Tomlin is a member of the NFL's competition committee and said after his Steelers' 41-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday he is fed up with the calls around the league.

He was asked about linebacker Bud Dupree's two face mask penalties and said he thinks those looked like reasonable calls, but other calls were not as legitimate.

"But some of the other stuff, man, is a joke," Tomlin said. "We gotta get better as a National Football League. Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We gotta get 'em correct. And so I'm pissed about it, to be quite honest with you. But that's all I'm gonna say on it."

The Steelers’ Week 3 game against the Buccaneers featured four roughing-the-passer calls and 22 penalties. Tomlin said after the game he was worried about the entertainment value of the game but did not go as far as ripping the officiating.

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