Joe Staley suffers broken leg in victory

Updated: November 14, 2010, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley is out indefinitely after breaking his left leg during a 23-20 overtime win against the St. Louis Rams.

The fourth-year starter was on crutches after Sunday's game.

Staley apparently kept playing after an initial injury, but committed two penalties on San Francisco's go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter. His holding penalty wiped out Troy Smith's 43-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis.

Staley has been the 49ers' starting left tackle since 2008, but missed seven games last season with a sprained knee.

Tony Wragge filled in at left tackle, a position he had never played.


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