Joe Staley Injury: Updates on 49ers OT'S Leg, Likely Return Date

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIISeptember 27, 2013

Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tackle Joe Staley before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley exited the game in the last two minutes of Thursday night's 35-11 win over the NFC West rival St. Louis Rams with a leg injury.

The outlook seemed rather ominous for the two-time All-Pro, as reported by Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News and CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco:

Standing 50 feet from Joe staley and he's in enormous pain and he knew it was bad right away.

— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) September 27, 2013

Joe Staley is down and half of the team is around to check in him.

— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 27, 2013

Joe Staley didn't want the cart. He walked into locker room with assistance. Jim Harbaugh looked as if he wanted to go with him.

— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 27, 2013