49ers on hunt for offensive tackle help after Coleman’s ankle surgery


SANTA CLARA — Shon Coleman had surgery Sunday morning to repair a fractured fibula and dislocated right ankle, meaning the 49ers need a new offensive tackle to emerge as the primary backup to Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey this season.

Coleman got injured when guard Najee Toran inadverntly fell into the back of Coleman’s leg, on the fourth snap of Saturday night’s exhibition-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Willie Beavers replaced Coleman on Saturday night and drew there holding penalties. The 49ers figure to audition free agent replacements, and current in-house options other than Beavers are Justin Skule and Christian DiLauro.

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