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49ers OT Coleman has surgery on broken leg

Field Level Media

August 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm.

Aug 10, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Shon Coleman (78) is carted off the field during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 10, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Shon Coleman (78) is carted off the field during the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi’s Stadium. Photo Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers tackle Shon Coleman had surgery Sunday to repair a fractured fibula and dislocated ankle suffered in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

Coleman, 27, was injured in the first quarter and left the game on a cart with an air cast around his lower right leg.

A third-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2016, Coleman was traded to the 49ers in August 2018.

He appeared in 23 games for the Browns, including 16 starts in 2017, and was expected to be the 49ers’ swing tackle behind starters Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey this season.