The Sacramento Bee reported on Tuesday left tackle Joe Staley is the latest San Francisco 49er to have offseason surgery. Earlier this offseason, Staley had minor arthroscopic knee surgery and he is expected to be fully recovered by the start of training camp.
Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley had his knee scoped earlier this offseason. He is expected to be full-go by training camp if not sooner.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) May 28, 2013
Each week it seems like news is coming regarding another Niner undergoing offseason surgery. This one is nowhere near as intense as last week’s stunning news of Michael Crabtree tearing his Achilles and possibly missing the upcoming season. The other players to undergo offseason surgery include starters Mike Iupati (shoulder), Justin Smith (arm) and Aldon Smith.
Staley was considered the best left tackle in the NFL last season and he is the reason why the 49ers have one of the best rushing attacks in the league. What is interesting about Staley’s surgery is it went unreported until today. Even though the surgery reportedly took place “earlier this offseason.”