Jed York thought he broke his wrist punching a wall after Jimmy G tore his ACL

Niners CEO tells the story behind the injury that derailed his club’s 2018-19 season

Karl Buscheck
March 25, 2019 - 7:49 pm

Jed York, CEO of the San Francisco 49ers, told a gem of a story at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix on Monday.

As NBC Sports Bay Area’s Jennifer Lee Chan reports, Mr. York did not take the news well when Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3 in Kansas City.

“I’m glad I wasn’t on IR,” York quipped. “I was close in Kansas City. I thought I broke my wrist in Kansas City when I heard he tore his ACL.”

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Here’s how that near broken wrist came about.

“It was a good punch,” York continued. “Unfortunately, it was a stud. You’ve got to find the drywall. That’s the key. It looks so much better to put a hole through the wall, as opposed to finding the stud.”

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