49ers starting OLT Joe Staley broke his left fibula in Sunday's win over the Rams and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.
Staley left the game and X-rays were negative, so he returned to the field. "The X-rays were negative, so I went back out there. Then I got kicked again, and I knew it was broken, but I stayed in for a couple plays," Staley told reporters after the game.
Comcast SportsNet's Matt Maiocco reported that Staley will miss 4-6 weeks. The fourth-year veteran started all 16 games in 2007 and '08 and started just nine in '09. He has started every game this season.
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OL Tony Wragge replaced Staley in overtime, his first time playing left tackle in a game. Veteran Barry Sims started when Staley got hurt last season, but has been inactive since Week Two.