Joe Staley And The 49ers: Banged O-Line Up Could Mean Big Trouble For SF

November 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Joe Staley is out four to six weeks with a broken leg, according to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.
Although this is not indicative of certain doom for the 49ers 2010 season, it doesn't exactly help their chances of making the playoffs this year.
The starting left tackle was carted to the locker room with a leg injury in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-20 overtime win against the Saint Louis Rams. Fueled by a desire to help his team, Staley emerged minutes later when preliminary x-rays came up negative.
After the 49ers scored a go-ahead touchdown with roughly two minutes left in the fourth quarter, however, Staley felt another crack, and knew his day was done.
Although he will not be placed on the injured reserve, his absence over the next several weeks leaves the 49ers in a predicament similar to when Staley was injured last year against the Indianapolis Colts.
In Staley's stead, the 49ers started Barry Sims at left tackle, and he performed adequa...

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