49ers' Spencer done for the year with torn ligament in left knee

Updated: September 23, 2008, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Shawntae Spencer will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.

Spencer, a fifth-year pro, will be placed on injured reserve soon after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair the ligament. He injured his knee late in the 49ers' road victory at Seattle on Sept. 14, and missed last week's victory over Detroit.

Spencer started 39 games in his first three seasons, but has been the 49ers' No. 3 cornerback ...

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