The San Francisco 49ers will be without left guard Mike Iupati on Monday, as he works to rehab the sprained knee ligament he suffered last week against the Saints. Iupati provided the specific update. It is not a shocking piece of news, but it is still worth noting. All indications are that Adam Snyder will get the start in his place at left guard.
We don't know the full extent of the knee sprain. Reports are of an MCL sprain, but a sprain has different degrees. We'll have more specifics on that in the next day or two, but suffice to say, the timetable varies on his return. He is expected to be back this season, but he could potentially miss a few games depending on the nature of the sprain.
For now, we likely get to see what Adam Snyder brings to the table. He has gotten some spot-duty each week, but this will be his first start since getting the start at center last season for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. He struggled mightily last season. In limited duty this season he's been OK, but this is a big step up in playing time. Last week's 18 snaps were the most snaps he has played this season.