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Jimmy Garoppolo injury: 49ers QB carted off with leg injury

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The QB truly on display in Kansas City on Sunday was Patrick Mahomes, who had three more touchdowns to give himself an NFL record 13 throwing scores through three weeks, but Jimmy Garoppolo was having himself a nice day as well. Until he got injured while running to the sideline and did not return to the game after being carted off.

The Chiefs ended up winning the game, improving to 3-0, while the San Francisco 49ers fell to 1-2. But a bigger concern for San Francisco than the loss is the status of their $137 million quarterback.

There has almost immediately been fear of a serious injury for Garoppolo, with the Red Zone Channel already saying it could be season-ending.

Garoppolo had gone 20-of-30 for 251 yards and two touchdowns prior to the injury, although much of that came after Kansas City had taken a 35-7 lead. C.J. Beathard came into the game in relief of Garoppolo, and if there is an extended absence, he will likely be the Niners starter moving forward. San Francisco went 1-4 with Beathard as the starter in 2017, and 0-6 with Brian Hoyer.

The 49ers play at the LA Chargers next week.