According to a league source, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwent surgery on his injured left foot after signing a free agent contract with the team in March. Despite the surgery, a source revealed that Garoppolo’s recovery is “trending great.”
Garoppolo signed a three-year, $72.75 million deal with Las Vegas on March 17, but his introductory news conference was postponed by a day. Raiders coach Josh McDaniels stated that Garoppolo is going through his recovery process as expected, and nothing has occurred that would surprise the team based on the information they had.
Garoppolo’s injury and estimated recovery time
Garoppolo sustained the injury in Week 13 while playing for the San Francisco 49ers last season. He did not return to the field after the injury. Although McDaniels did not disclose the specifics of Garoppolo’s procedure, The Athletic was the first to report the news of his surgery. McDaniels stated that Garoppolo would not participate in OTA practices and might not return until the start of training camp.
Other injured players on the team
In addition to Garoppolo, the Raiders are also dealing with other injured players. First-round draft pick Tyree Wilson, a Texas Tech edge rusher taken seventh overall in last month’s draft, is still rehabbing his surgically repaired right foot, which was injured on Nov. 12.
McDaniels stated that the team is prioritizing their players’ health and is taking a cautious approach by not rushing them back to the field. He emphasized the importance of smart decision-making during this time of year and ensuring that the players are ready for the upcoming season. The team is allowing injured players to participate in meetings and other football-related activities that do not jeopardize their recovery.
Garoppolo’s surgery on his injured left foot has been confirmed by a league source. While the team has not disclosed the specifics of the procedure, Garoppolo’s recovery is reportedly going well. The Raiders are taking a cautious approach with the injured players and prioritizing their health to ensure they are ready for the upcoming season.
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