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Joe Staley has his eye examined at a local hospital

According to several reports, 49ers left tackle Joe Staley was transported to a local hospital so his orbital bone could be examined. Staley was apparently hit by Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox trying to chase cornerback Jalen Mills on an interception return.

Staley was upset after he was hit on the sidelines and might have felt Cox had blind-sided him. There were no replays that showed the play after the game.

Staley tried to force his way back into the game, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said he was “too hurt.” The gash on his eye required stitches and there reports that swelling closed his eye, making his return to the game impossible.

According to reports, Staley remained in the hospital overnight for further evaluation.


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