49ers' Quinton Dial suffers sprained MCL in Friday's preseason game

San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Quinton Dial suffered a sprained MCL Friday night against the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

Knee sprains usually carry a two-to-four week timetable, which puts Dial's Week 1 status in serious doubt. Dial started the first two preseason games at right defensive end.

Our algorithms project the 49ers to rank just 27th in Defensive Net Expected Points over the 2016 season.