During the Sunday night game against the Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a lower body injury in the late stages of the second half. The injury left him in a contorted position, and he was visibly hobbled when he got up. As a result, he was taken to the locker room early for further evaluation.
At the time of his injury, the Raiders were trailing the Steelers with a score of 13-7. Garoppolo had completed 12 of 18 passes for 155 yards, tossing one touchdown and one interception. He primarily connected with wide receiver Davante Adams, who had an impressive performance, hauling in 7 of 10 targets for 97 yards and a touchdown.
In the event that Garoppolo is unable to continue due to his injury, Brian Hoyer is the designated backup quarterback for the Raiders.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo endured a brutal hit from a pair of Steelers defenders as he tried to evade a sack.
The hit left Garoppolo visibly shaken, struggling to walk off the field under his own power, and eventually limping away.
One concerned fan took to Twitter to express hope for Garoppolo’s well-being, acknowledging the intensity of the hit: “Watch if you want, hopefully, he is good!”
While on the sideline, Garoppolo appeared to be in somewhat less pain, but he still required attention from trainers. Ultimately, he headed to the locker room with the trainers before the conclusion of the first half for further evaluation.
Garoppolo played college football at Eastern Illinois University, where he earned the prestigious Walter Payton Award.
In the 2014 NFL Draft, Garoppolo was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round (62nd overall). He served as Tom Brady’s backup and won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots (Super Bowl XLIX and LI).
In 2017, Garoppolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, where he became the starting quarterback. He played a pivotal role in leading the 49ers to Super Bowl LIV during the 2019 season, although they fell short of victory.
Garoppolo’s career has been marked by talent and potential, but also injury challenges that have occasionally sidelined him. Known for his quick release and accuracy, he is considered a solid NFL quarterback when healthy.