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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Around the NFC West: New injury info

By Mike Sando



Injury news in the NFC West has been better this week than last.

There were a couple revelations Tuesday.

Joe Staley, the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl left tackle, expects to be fine for training camp after undergoing what he called "minor" surgery to address a meniscus issue in his left knee. Staley has started every game over the past two seasons after missing seven in each of the previous two.

Meanwhile, Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald alluded to general concerns regarding teammate Ryan Swope, a sixth-round choice in the 2013 draft. Fitzgerald, speaking on SiriusXM radio, indicated Swope has missed practice time while working through issues related to the concussions Swope suffered in college.

Second-hand medical information from a player hardly qualifies as an official diagnosis, of course. In this case, the comments from Fitzgerald help form a line of questioning for when there's an opportunity to follow up.