September 13, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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Shanahan: ‘Looking like’ Garoppolo will return Sunday

Jimmy Garoppolo could be back in the starting lineup on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers face the Miami Dolphins.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday in a radio interview it is “looking like” Garoppolo is ready to play this week.

“(But) if he comes in today and he’s sore or has any setbacks with our practice today, we’re going to have to wait another week,” Shanahan said.

The 49ers are 2-2 this season, and blocking issues have been a concern for the offense.

Garoppolo has missed the past two games with a right ankle sprain. He was injured in the first half of the 49ers’ Sept. 20 win over the New York Jets and hasn’t played since.

Nick Mullens started the past two games, but C.J. Beathard could climb to No. 2 on the depth chart. He relieved Mullens in the fourth quarter on Sunday and rallied the team against the Philadelphia Eagles, but San Francisco suffered a 25-20 loss.

In six total quarters of playing time in 2020, Garoppolo has completed 33 of 49 passes for 390 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.

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