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Raiders Share Major Jimmy Garoppolo Health Update After Reported Surgery

Sports Illustrated 5/25/2023 Wilton Jackson
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Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will not join the team for its offseason training activities this week as he continues to recuperate from his left foot injury in December.

Las Vegas coach Josh McDaniels told reporters Thursday that the franchise was taking its time in the recovery process with Garoppolo. The Athletic reported that Garoppolo underwent surgery shortly after signing his three-year deal worth $67.5 million in March.

McDaniels did not not reveal any definite details on Garoppolo’s recovery timeline. However, he stated that there was no concern about his signal caller’s availability for the start of the 2023 NFL season.

“We don’t play a game for 100 days,” McDaniels said, per The Athletic. “Everything that’s happened since we signed Jimmy [Garoppolo], we knew ahead of time. … Certainly had an awareness of all of it. Our preference is not to push it and rush anybody back at this point in time.”

Garoppolo sustained the injury to his left foot during the opening drive of the 49ers’ game against the Dolphins on Dec. 4. Prior to the injury, Garoppolo had completed 67.4% of his passes and thrown for 2,381 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.

However, after the injury, the 31-year-old missed the remainder of last season. While McDaniels is not worried about Garoppolo being ready for next season, it is worth noting that the 31-year-old has missed 31 regular season games since he was traded from the Patriots to San Francisco in ’17.

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