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49ers QB Trey Lance undergoes successful surgery, doctors expect full return for 2023 season

Kyle Terada – USA TODAY Sports

Sep 19, 2022 at 12:38 PM

The San Francisco 49ers announced quarterback Trey Lance underwent successful surgery on Monday. The sophomore suffered what was reported to be a broken ankle during the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks, ending his 2022 season.

“San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance underwent successful surgery on his injured right ankle this morning, an injury that occurred in yesterday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks,” the 49ers said in a statement. communicated.

The team also provided more details about the injury itself.

“Surgery was performed at Stanford Hospital and repaired Lance’s two ankle injuries, a fractured fibula and a ruptured ligament,” the 49ers announced. “Lance will begin the rehabilitation process, and team chief medical officer Dr Tim McAdams is confident he will make a full recovery in time for a full return in the 2023 season.”

After the operation, Lance shared the following photo via Twitter.

“Really appreciate all the messages and prayers,” he wrote. “The surgery was a success and I’m ready to attack this rehab process. We’ll never understand why, but I’m sure it’s all part of his plan. I’ll be back better than ever. This chapter will make the even bigger story!”

San Francisco made Lance the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft. He entered this season as a starter for the team. Jimmy Garoppolo replaced Lance after the injury. Unless unforeseen circumstances prevent him from doing so, Garoppolo will serve as the 49ers’ starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.

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