According to CSN's Matt Miaocco, Snyder suffered an apparent left knee injury during Sunday's joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens. Snyder was seen limping off the practice field after being involved in a 11-on-11 drill.
49ers Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman told reporters after practice that, "It looks like (Snyder) got tangled in a pile." When asked about the severity of the injury, Roman stated, "It's too early to tell."
Snyder is entering the tenth year of his NFL career and is essentially a swingman for the offensive line. Snyder's versatility is his greatest asset due to his experience at each offensive line spot during his career. At the time of the injury, Snyder was at left guard.
If the Oregon product does miss time, it could prove to be a impactful loss. The Niners are already lacking depth along the O-line and the loss of another guard could add another aspect in the well documented holdout of guard Alex Boone. As it has been previously been reported, Joe Looney is being given a chance to fill in for Boone, but the third-year pro is still a work in progress. While Looney has been praised in practice, the guard out of Wake Forrest struggled during Thursday's exhibition opener. Although Looney started on Thursday, Snyder was expected to see time at guard and compete with Looney.
Snyder also figured to be a backup plan at right tackle. Anthony Davis has started every game of his four-year career since being drafted by the Niners out of Rutgers in 2010, but has yet to hit the practice field as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery.
Monday should clear up any added speculation as details of Snyder's injury could be revealed, but until then (and considering how injuries are mounting during camp)…we will all hold a collective breathe.
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