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San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) suffers a leg injury chasing after a fumble by Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) during the second half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. (Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports)

Two key 49ers players suffer serious injuries in title loss

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) — Pro Bowl players NaVorro Bowman and Mike Iupati both suffered major injuries in the 49ers’ 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s NFC championship game.


Linebacker Bowman went down with a likely torn ACL injury to his left knee while left guard Iupati fractured his left ankle, the team said.

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