Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner: Frank Gore (ankle) conceded to reporters after Sunday's win that he's unsure whether he'll be able to play in Week 4.
Gore sprained his right ankle in the second quarter, and coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed that he had to be removed because of the injury. "I kind of tweaked it and I couldn't go the way I wanted to," Gore said. "I couldn't be myself. Some of the runs, I couldn't make the cut I wanted to make. Hopefully, I get better this week. ... "I can't tell until tomorrow. See how I'm feeling." Kendall Hunter is next on the depth chart. The 49ers play the Eagles in Week 4.
Gore gets hurt every year and misses games, so the situation will take care of itself. Oh, and he wasn't hurt the first two games, so I don't think that's the problem.
I think Gore is still one of the toughest backs between the tackles. He is always falling forward and gets tough yards. Hunter is our speedy guy that we want running in traffic. He is so small and quick that he thrives when he is in open space because big guys cannot catch him. I think we have to find ways to get Hunter involved in the game but Gore is a big asset and we cannot write him off. Hopefully his ankle injury isn't too bad. He is injury prone so RB by committee will preserve Gore during the course of the season. A Gore and Hunter backfield could be explosive in the weeks to come!
Originally posted by jreff22:
I would change the ratio to 60/40 Gore/Hunter
agreed. gore needs to take less snaps which will probably make him more sucessful. the line still blows though and the running game wont get better until alex throws for more than 8 yards at a time. I also think dixon should be mixed in too.
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