Mike McGlinchey To Undergo Knee Surgery

The 49ers will be without both their starting tackles for the foreseeable future. Mike McGlinchey will undergo arthroscopic surgery and miss between four and six weeks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com tweets.

Joe Staley is recovering from a broken leg. Now, the 49ers’ right tackle will be on the mend as well. Daniel Brunskill, a UDFA who has played in two regular-season games, will take over at right tackle. Brunskill and sixth-round rookie Justin Skule will be San Francisco’s tackle starters, though it should be expected the team will work out tackles soon. Sam Young could certainly be used as a spot starter, but the veteran represents a key swing man currently.

Staley and McGlinchey represented a top component of this year’s 49ers team, which returned all five offensive line starters. They will join Kyle Juszczyk (MCL sprain) in missing a pivotal Week 6 game against the Rams.

McGlinchey has not missed a game with the 49ers or during his three-plus seasons at Notre Dame. He stayed in Monday night’s game throughout. The 49ers lead the NFL with 200 rushing yards per game, doing so despite Jerick McKinnon‘s season-long absence and Tevin Coleman missing two-plus games. San Francisco’s 800 yards are the team’s most through four games since 1959. The team missing more key ingredients will provide a test for the NFC’s last remaining unbeaten.

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7 comments on “Mike McGlinchey To Undergo Knee Surgery

  1. JJB0811

    Now we’ll find out how good Jimmy is. Both tackles and FB gone for a while. That’ll cramp their running game so he’ll need to throw it more.

    Personally, I hope he’s successful. I’m tired off seeing the same teams lose. But I don’t think he’s a top 10 QB.

  2. metsie1

    The sheer number of football injuries is amazing. Next man up, I guess.

  3. Thronson5

    This team, every year it’s so many injuries. It’s insane. I really hope they can get through this rough stretch. Get back Staley, then the FB (won’t attempt to spell that name lol) and then McGlinchey without any other major injuries. It’s gonna be tough and has me majorly worried that’s for sure.

    • sportznut1000

      in just the last 2 seasons, i think tight end and defensive tackle are the only 2 positions of the 22 starting positions that have not gotten hit with the injury bug, its crazy! and even kittle has had his share of knicks and bruises in the pre season.

      • sportznut1000

        i might be forgetting someone but im pretty sure between these last 2 seasons, every wide receiver, running back, offensive lineman and defensive back has been injured and missed a game. in just a year and a half!

  4. nutznboltz

    The nfl is really losing its appeal for me with all the injuries,hold outs,rule changes, penalties,etc.

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