SANTA CLARA – Every 49ers win seems to come with a significant loss.
The 49ers have won all the games they’ve played this season. They’re 4-0. But they’ve lost important players along the way.
Fullback Kyle Juszczyk will miss four to six weeks with a sprained left MCL. Right tackle Mike McGlinchey will miss four to six weeks with cartilage damage in his right knee. Left tackle Joe Staley will miss another three to five weeks with a broken fibula. And cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon will miss at least another week with a foot sprain.
The next month will be tough for the 49ers, no matter whom they play. The 49ers can’t take any team for granted while they’re injured and depleted.
Here are the five biggest challenges the 49ers face, ranked from least difficult to most difficult.
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