49ers Joe Staley suffers broken fibula

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KANSAS CITY, MO – AUGUST 24: Offensive tackle Joe Staley #74 of the San Francisco 49ers gets set to block defensive end Frank Clark #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of a pre-season game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)

CINCINNATI (KRON) – The San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley, has suffered from a broken fibula.

The 49ers defeated the Bengals in a 41-17 win, but lost a key defender.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters following the game stating he doesn’t believe this injury will be season-ending, but will confirm on Monday.

Staley is expected to be out for eight weeks or less.

The veteran has played with the 49ers throughout entire career.

“I know how bad he wants to be out there. Once we accept the injury, at least we’ll still get him back later this year,” Shanahan explained.

Despite the loss, the 49ers will continue to battle while the Pro Bowler makes his recovery.

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