49ers star carted off with knee injury

Garoppolo's left knee buckled just before the Chiefs' cornerback delivered a shoulder-to-shoulder blow, and that was the reason he went down so hard.

"We fear an ACL injury", 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. "We'll find out tomorrow".

Garoppolo was carted off after he took a big shot on a fourth-quarter scramble as he attempted to rally the Niners back from a big first-half deficit.

"He keeps surprising everybody every single week, even his teammates, and it gets us going, playing with confidence, and that stuff is contagious, and we just keep it rolling from there", Kelce said.

The 49ers-Chiefs showdown Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium was a tale of two halves with San Francisco coming up on the wrong end.

San Francisco proceeded to kick it deep rather than try an onside kick.

"Any time you lose your starting quarterback", Shanahan said, "that is a big deal". "I feel like it will really help me going forward having had the experience". I just had to laugh and tell her that no it's not supposed to be that easy, but right now, Mahomes is playing the National Football League like a kid playing Madden on rookie level. CB Richard Sherman left with a calf injury, FS Adrian Colbert hurt his ankle and backup CB Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury. Mahomes achieved the distinction in the 2nd quarter of the ongoing matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, where outgoing QB Alex Smith started his career.

Garoppolo completed 20-of-30 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns in the 38-27 loss Sunday.

If Garoppolo is unable to play next week against the Chargers, C.J. Beathard would likely start as quarterback, unless the 49ers front office decides to explore a trade or free agency.

The 49ers were still trailing 38-24 when Garoppolo led them inside the Kansas City 5 in the final minutes.

That's when the San Francisco quarterback headed for the sideline, made a decision to stay in play rather step out of bounds, and ultimately put the rest of the 49ers' season in question. "I was like, 'Hey, brother, we've got you".

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