49ers’ Mike Iupati questionable to return with ankle injury

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Carlos Alcantaria (left) and three-year old Carlo Alcantaria (center), from Salt Lake, Ut., receives an autograph from San Francisco 49ers guard Mike Iupati (77, right) before the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are off to a hot start in the NFC Championship game, but they suffered a big loss along their offensive line that could hurt the team’s offense moving forward.

During a touchdown run by Marcus Dixon in the first half, offensive guard Mike Iupati got rolled up on by the pile and had his ankle awkwardly twisted under him. He stayed on the turf and was taken to the locker room for further evaluation.

There is no official word on the extent of Iupati’s injury, but the team has officially ruled him as questionable to return.

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Topics: Mike Iupati, San Francisco 49ers

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