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Report: Jimmy G has torn right thumb ligament, fracture

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Jimmy Garoppolo has a torn ligament in his right thumb and a chipped bone, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Monday afternoon citing league sources. ESPN's Adam Schefter added shortly after that the 49ers quarterback has a fracture and UCL tear in the right thumb, citing league sources.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Monday that Garoppolo missed practice due to a right thumb sprain suffered in the Week 16 loss to the Tennessee Titans, and that the veteran would be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Shanahan was asked whether Garoppolo had a fracture in the thumb during his press conference with the media on Monday, and emphasized that it was nothing more than a sprain.

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Rookie and 2021 No. 3 overall draft pick Trey Lance likely would start Sunday's game against the Houston Texans if Garoppolo doesn't end up being able to tough it out.

The 49ers' playoff hopes still are alive, but they will need to win each of their final two games in order to solidify their spot in the NFC postseason picture.

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