The San Francisco 49ers suffered a few injuries in Sunday's victory over the Cincinnati Bengals to critical players. It's uncertain if the injuries will be super serious, but they'll be something to keep your eye out this week.
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that Frank Gore suffered a right ankle injury and played hurt through the entire second half, and his status for next week's game is uncertain. If Gore cannot go on Sunday, that will mean more snaps for Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee got some quotes from Gore.
"I couldn't be myself," Gore said. "Some of the runs, I couldn't make the cut I wanted to make. Hopefully, I get better this week." Gore said he'd have to see how the ankle felt Monday before determining whether he'd be available to play Sunday in Philadelphia.
Gore has handled the majority of the snaps this year, but is averaging a feeble 2.5 rushing yards per carry and only has put up 148 yards through two games. Hunter has been the backup ball-carrier, but hasn't been much better, averaging 2.7 ypc and has 30 yards so far. Dixon has only one carry on the season for six yards, but you'd figure his playing time would increase with Gore's absence.
Barrows also reports that Donte Whitner injured his hip on a pass breakup in the end zone in the first quarter. Whitner's injury shouldn't hold him out of next week's game against Philadelphia.
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