49ers' Trey Lance to Have Surgery on Broken Ankle Injury; Out for Season

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 18, 2022

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Quarterback Trey Lance #5 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the 49ers 17-10.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season after suffering a broken ankle during Sunday's 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters.

That confirms a previous report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, who noted Lance was likely to miss the rest of the season with a "significant" injury.

Lance took over as the team's starting quarterback to open the 2022 season, but he was just 13-of-28 for 164 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception in a Week 1 loss to the Chicago Bears.

He suffered a left knee sprain during his first career start last year, a Week 5 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals. The second-year signal-caller played sporadically for the Niners while serving as the backup to Jimmy Garoppolo.

In all, the third overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft recorded 603 passing yards, 168 rushing yards and six total touchdowns across six games in his debut campaign.

Garoppolo should lead the 49ers for the remainder of the season.