Jimmy Garoppolo leaves with shoulder injury against Dolphins
New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins in the first half with an injury to his right shoulder.
Garoppolo took a hard hit from Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso as he was releasing a throw and came crashing down on his throwing shoulder.
— La Doce (@LaDoce) September 18, 2016
Garoppolo appeared to be in serious pain as he was examined by trainers on the field. He immediately went to the locker room and was replaced by rookie Jacoby Brissett.
Garoppolo was on fire before leaving the game, having completed 18-of-27 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. The Patriots were ahead 21-0 at the time he exited. While we don’t want to speculate about the extent of the injury, the way the 24-year-old landed looked eerily similar to this video of Tony Romo being tackled.