Mike McGlinchey will miss 4-6 weeks after knee scope

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The 49ers, already without starting left tackle Joe Staley, will not have right tackle Mike McGlinchey for the next four to six weeks.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday that McGlinchey will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Staley remains out after fracturing his fibula in Week Two.

The team also won’t have fullback Kyle Juszczyk for about a month after he sprained his MCL on Monday night.

The 49ers are expected to start Daniel Brunskill at right tackle in McGlinchey’s absence.

Brunskill played in the Alliance of American Football last spring, but he has never started an NFL regular-season game. He has eight offensive snaps this season in his only career action.

6 responses to “Mike McGlinchey will miss 4-6 weeks after knee scope

  1. The Niners are also without Shon Coleman, for whom they traded last year. Coleman was to be the swing/backup OT, but was lost in the pre-season with a fracture/dislocation of his ankle. So against the Rams the Niners will be starting their 4th and 5th string tackles.

  2. Two words… Trent Williams.

    That is, if Jed is actually serious about making a deep run in the playoffs

    Sigh, methinks he’s more interested in lining his pockets so we’ll go with AAF Star Buzzkill instead… smh

  3. I’ve gotta say, I’m slightly concerned for our offense now. Not having Staley, McGlinchey AND Juszczyk creates some challenges. Shanahan is gonna have to get creative with our run and pass protection. But when it comes to scheme, he’s the right man for the job.

  4. Dude, the Skins won’t trade Trent Williams for anything, they are keeping him out of spite. Even if they would trade him, they would never help out Shanahan

  5. To be honest, I was worried when Staley went down and Skule hasn’t given up a sack in 2 games. He played flawlessly this past weekend against the Browns and he was going against Myles Garrett. Stat line: no sacks, no hurries, no QB pressures, no penalties. In fact, the 83 yard TD run to start the game was right off his backside. Garrett’s only sack came against McGlinchy. Then I was worried when Witherspoon went down and Mosley had a great game this past week. I’m not as worried about Juice as many people are. Kittle is going to slide into that role on running plays and he’s a bruising blocker. It sounds like a big loss, having both tackles out. I’m going to keep the faith though. I like the depth on this team and whoever needs to step up has done a good job. The good news is that all these guys will be back for the final run when our schedule gets tough.

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