Staley, Clements out for approximately 6 weeks

The 49ers received bad new today as left tackle Joe Staley and cornerback Nate Clements are expected to miss six weeks.


Staley is expected to miss six weeks with sprains to ligaments in his right knee. Staley sustained injuries to his medial-collateral and posterior-cruciate ligaments on the first play of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The 49ers have lost their starting offensive tackles in back-to-back games. Right tackle Tony Pashos sustained a broken shoulder blade last week against the Houston Texans and is out for the season.

Clements is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks with a broken shoulder blade. He sustained the injury while returning a second-quarter punt Sunday against the Colts.

The 49ers play the Arizona Cardinals six weeks from today in a game that could be pivotal in the NFC West race.

And defensive lineman Demetric Evans is expected to miss three weeks with a shoulder sprain.

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