49ers' win comes with loss of Joe Staley, out 6-8 weeks with broken fibula

Jack BaerYahoo Sports Contributor

Between 41 points, 313 yards through the air and 259 yards on the ground, plenty went right for the San Francisco 49ers in a 41-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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Unfortunately, it came with a big price.

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Niners’ Joe Staley out with broken fibula

Joe Staley, the Niners’ Pro Bowl left tackle, broke his left fibula against the Bengals and will be out 6-8 weeks. On the bright side, he will not be placed on season-ending injured reserve, per NBC Sports’ Jennifer Lee Chan.

The injury seemed to come in a freak accident on a run by Raheem Mostert. Staley was carted off after limping to the Bengals sideline.

That’s obviously a brutal blow for the Niners, who have received at least 13 games from Staley every season since 2010.

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If Staley recovers in six weeks, the optimistic end of his recovery window, the team will be without him for games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers.

The 35-year-old Staley signed a two-year, $28 million contract extension this offseason and is set to make up $36 million over the next three seasons.

Joe Staley is a big loss for the 49ers offense. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Joe Staley is a big loss for the 49ers offense. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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