There were concerns late last week that Gandy may have to undergo surgery to correct the problem, but the Cardinals' medical staff doesn't think that is a necessary option.
Now I'm certainly not a doctor and the closest I've come to diagnosing an injury is watching House every Monday but this sounds like a bigger problem than I originally thought. Gandy and Whisenhunt still sound optimistic about him returning to practice this week and potentially playing on Monday but it seems odd to go from "possibly surgery" to "ready to play" in a weeks time.
I'm sure with Jeremy Bridges strong showing this doesn't seem like a big issue but it could turn into a domino effect considering that now Brandon Keith is the primary backup and could be forced into duty at any position along the line, outside of center. Either way it's something worth keeping an eye on and it might be the safest strategy to hold him out until he's clearly 100% rather than force him back into action before he's fully comfortable. There's also the possibility that with a games worth of tape out there on Bridges, the 49ers will have a better plan of attack on him than the Vikings did. Thoughts?