San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is making progress on his comeback from a broken foot. However, whether or not he will return anytime during the playoffs remains up in the air.

“It was the first week he was able to get on the field, walk around a bit, do some work there,” coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Friday.

Garoppolo was just working on his rehabilitation, the trainer said. Of course, reporters who saw the injured quarterback raised questions about his return schedule. Could Garoppolo potentially be ready to suit up – likely as backup to Brock Purdy – for the NFC Championship, assuming the 49ers pass the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday?

“I would be surprised, but I guess it depends on how this whole weekend goes and stuff,” Shanahan replied. “But I think it’s a long shot.”

How about a Super Bowl return — again, assuming the 49ers take care of business for the next two weeks?

“I think there would be a better chance then,” Shanahan said.

Garoppolo suffered his injury during Week 13 against the Miami Dolphins. He is slated to become a free agent after this season. The 49ers host the Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Garoppolo is one of two players (the other is cornerback Ambry Thomas due to an ankle injury) ruled out for the game.