The San Francisco 49ers were already having a tough day in Kansas City, but it sounds like it could get even worse. In the fourth quarter against the Chiefs, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a knee injury, yet the severity of it wasn't known.
Unfortunately, the 49ers should brace for the worst.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the 49ers fear that the extent of Garoppolo's injury is serious.
Non-contact injuries have a history of being long-term problems, but it's still too early to tell.
Although the 49ers lost against the Chiefs, Garoppolo finished with 251 passing yards and two touchdowns. This past offseason, San Francisco gave the young gunslinger a five-year deal, worth over $137 million.
If Garoppolo misses time because of this injury, the 49ers will turn to C.J. Beathard. In seven games worth of action last season, the former Iowa quarterback had 1,430 passing yards.
With everyone holding their breath in San Francisco, stay tuned for an update on Garoppolo's health.
Update: We have more updates on the injury to Garoppolo. Unfortunately, the team is fearing the worst, too.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan confirms that an ACL injury is what's feared.
"The team fears an ACL tear for Jimmy Garoppolo. Would be season-ending. MRI tomorrow."
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter added that the MRI will be tomorrow.