The Sac Bee reports that Joe Staley will be out four to six weeks with a broken left leg:
Joe Staley will miss four to six weeks because of a broken left leg, 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Monday, but the left tackle will not be placed on season-ending injured reserve in case the team reaches the playoffs.
Singletary was vague about who would take over, Barry Sims or Adam Snyder. Sims filled in well last year at left tackle when Staley went down with a sprained knee in Week 10. But Snyder has served as the emergency tackle in the first nine games this season. Sims has been inactive in those games.
“I’m comfortable,” Singletary said of his options. “I think Sims stepped in last year and did a very good job, so I think I see no reason why he wouldn’t do a good job, he or Snyder this time around.” Staley said he initially injured his leg when he and Rams defensive end James Hall knocked legs early in the fourth quarter Sunday. When he returned, he said, his weakened fibula gave way, and that’s when the fracture occurred.