49ers lose backup OL Shon Coleman to serious leg injury
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers tackle Shon Coleman will likely miss the entire season with a serious injury to his right leg suffered in the exhibition opener.
The team said Coleman had surgery Sunday for a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Coleman is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Coleman was hurt on San Francisco’s opening drive of the game Saturday night against Dallas when teammate Najee Toran fell into his leg on a running play. His leg was placed on an air cast on the field and Coleman was taken off on a cart.
Coleman was projected to be the backup swing tackle to starters Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey.
Coleman was a third-round pick by Cleveland in 2017 and was acquired in a trade last summer by San Francisco. He spent the entire season on the 53-man roster but was inactive every game.
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