49ers fear ACL injury for Jimmy Garoppolo

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Garoppolo, 26, will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, but the initial prognosis within the team is not positive.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game the team fears Garoppolo tore his ACL.

After winning his first three starts, all away from Arrowhead Stadium, the second-year pro finally made his regular-season home debut Sunday.

"I think that was his fault", said Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who was trailing the play. "I pray he's not hurt, nothing serious, but as a quarterback you should step out of bounds", Houston said after the game, which the Chiefs won 38-27. It was only an inch. You got the yardage you need. "You got to be smart".

The 49ers in February agreed to make Garoppolo their franchise quarterback with a five-year, $137.5 million contact, which was the most in league history when signed. He left two during the game due to injury, including Week 2 in 2016 while filling in for Brady in a victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday's game against the Chiefs on a cart after injuring his knee during a scramble in the fourth quarter. To add insult to injury, Garoppolo took a vicious hit immediately after the apparent knee injury.

One of the NFL's most dynamic atmospheres welcomed what could now be the league's most dynamic player. I just did not feel that we played good in all three phases.

Top cornerback Richard Sherman went down with a calf injury, while backup Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was injured after a tackle by defensive back Steven Nelson.

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