SANTA CLARA — San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo used to be carted off to the locker room within the first quarter Sunday with a damaged foot that may sideline him for the season.
Garoppolo twisted his foot whilst being sacked by way of Jerome Baker and Jaelan Phillips on a third down play on the Miami 29-yard line.
The Niners dominated him out for a minimum of the remainder of the sport and trainer Kyle Shanahan introduced that Garoppolo’s foot used to be damaged after the sport.
One play after the harm, Robbie Gould transformed a 47-yard box purpose to tug the 49ers to 7-3.
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San Francisco’s protection then held the Dolphins to a 3-and-out. Rookie back-up quarterback Brock Purdy got here in off the bench to steer the 49ers to a 54-yard, 9-play scoring pressure in his first vital motion this yr.
Purdy — who because the final participant taken within the 2022 NFL draft used to be given the moniker “Mr. Inappropriate” — had thrown simply 9 passes this season in mop-up responsibility of a blowout loss to Kansas Town in Week 7.
He capped off the pressure together with his first NFL landing cross — a 3-yard scoring toss to Kyle Juszczyk for 10-7 49ers lead with 4:57 left in first quarter.
Garoppolo resumed his beginning function for San Francisco in Week 2 this season after Trey Lance went down with a season-ending ankle harm.
After Miami used to be ready to knot the competition at 10-10 with a 43-yard box purpose, Purdy engineered a close to image absolute best 2-minute pressure to position the 49ers again up 17-10 with 4 seconds left within the part on a 3-yard scoring cross to Christian McCaffery.
He used to be 12-of-19 for 116 yards, two touchdowns and an interception within the first part. In the meantime, McCaffrey had 17 touches for 102 yards and a landing within the first part.