Niners LT Staley breaks leg in win over Rams

San Francisco 49ers left tackle Joe Staley is out indefinitely

after breaking his left leg during a 23-20 overtime win against the

St. Louis Rams.

The fourth-year starter was on crutches after Sunday’s game.

Staley apparently kept playing after an initial injury, but

committed two penalties on San Francisco’s go-ahead drive late in

the fourth quarter. His holding penalty wiped out Troy Smith’s

43-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis.

Staley has been the 49ers’ starting left tackle since 2008, but

missed seven games last season with a sprained knee.

Tony Wragge filled in at left tackle, a position he had never

played.