6:16 PM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo‘s sprained right ankle might not be at full strength just yet, but it’s as close as it has been since before he injured it back in Week 2.
“As far as the ankle, it’s feeling great this week,” Garoppolo said Friday. “It really is. It’s made a lot of improvements, just that couple extra days it consistently gets better. So, just one of those things you have just got to keep working at it.”
Garoppolo made it through all three days of practice this week without any limitations and is not listed on the Niners’ injury report for Sunday. Which means he will start against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, his second consecutive start but apparently one in which he enters feeling better than he did last week against the Miami Dolphins.
San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said Garoppolo “looked healthy and had a good week of practice,” which gives him confidence that Garoppolo will not only start but offer a better performance than he did against the Dolphins.
“I’m not thinking about the ankle