#49ers source confirms Sac Bee report that Iupati has broken fibula. Won't affect next season.
Hopefully, that IS good news. However, the fibula can be problematic. It does not get the same blood flow as the tibia (shin bone) and sometimes takes a long time to heal. Sometimes it never fully heals (vascular necrosis). So, not to be Debbie Downer, but lets hope this does not turn out to be like Garrison Hearst where it took two years to recover fully.
I think he played his last game as a Niner. I love the guy, but he's more easily replaceable than the other guys who need to be signed.
He's still under contract so I think he'll play at least another year. Maybe his down year lowers his contract demands. Still, I think we should grab an G high this year to groom as his replacement in 2015.
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