In a move that most were expecting, the San Francisco 49ers have placed Frank Gore on the injured reserve list due to the hip fracture he suffered last night against the Arizona Cardinals. Gore suffered the injury early in the first quarter after five rushes for 52 yards. Brian Westbrook put together an excellent performance in relief of Gore, and rookie Anthony Dixon was able to get some solid work in as well.
In addition to Gore, the 49ers placed wide receiver Dominique Zeigler on injured reserve. Zeigler suffered a knee sprain last night and further tests revealed he tore his left ACL. This loss hurts more because of Zeigler’s special teams capabilities.
The 49ers replaced those two on the 53-man roster by promoting safety Chris Maragos and RB DeShawn Wynn. In other moves the team waived kicker Shane Andrus and released offense tackle Xavier Fulton from the practice squad. All of this shuffling leaves the 49ers with one 53-man roster slot and two practice squad slots.