Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Frank Gore to have minor surgery


NaVorro Bowman and  Mike Iupati weren’t the only 49ers to leave Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks with injuries.

Coach Jim Harbaugh announced at a press conference on Tuesday that Frank Gore broke his right ring finger during the game. Harbaugh said that he wasn’t aware that Gore suffered an injury until after the game and that it wasn’t the reason why Gore wasn’t on the field for the Niners’ final offensive plays of the game.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Gore, who had just 14 yards on 11 carries on Sunday, will have minor surgery to repair the injury. It’s not expected to impact his readiness for the offseason program.

Harbaugh also confirmed that Bowman tore both his MCL and ACL and that he will have to wait for the MCL injury to heal before doctors perform surgery on the ACL. He also confirmed that guard Mike Iupati fractured his fibula, but that he will not need surgery to make a full recovery.

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