Baas still hopes to play Sunday

Notebook: Injured running back Frank Gore won't need surgery on his fractured right hip, but the 49ers will check him again in a few weeks, coach Mike Singletary said.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Center David Baas didn't practice Wednesday, but he said he's still hopeful that he'll be cleared to play Sunday despite suffering his second concussion since training camp.

Baas described this concussion as lighter than the one that kept him out of practice for five days in camp and said he's not experiencing the usual symptoms such as dizziness and vomiting.

"I'm going to follow doctor's orders," he said. "I feel good today. I feel like I'll be ready to play, but it's day to day. You don't want to mess with the head. It's my second one of the year, so I'm going to follow what they say and go from there."

If Baas is unable to play, San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary said Tony Wragge would likely fill in as he did Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

GORE UPDATE: Running back Frank Gore doesn't need surgery on his fractured right hip, Singletary said, and it appears he'll be ready to play in 2011.

"As far as I know from talking to the doctors, the hip injury is something that's a smaller fracture that initially does not require surgery," Singletary said. "So that's a wonderful thing. We're going to wait a few weeks and check it again and go from there. He should be fine."

Singletary said it hasn't been determined if Gore will accompany the team to Green Bay for Sunday's game against the Packers.

ROSTER ADDITIONS: The 49ers signed three players to their practice squad: wide receiver Bakari Grant, guard Nick Howell and running back Xavier Omon. Grant is an undrafted free agent who spent training camp with the 49ers.

Running back DeShawn Wynn, who was added to the 53-man roster on Tuesday when Gore was placed on injured reserve, knows all about playing in Green Bay's Lambeau Field. He spent three seasons with the Packers (2007-09) said he's very familiar with the cold weather.

"Not too many players like to play in the cold. You can always tell," he said. "But when it's game time, I don't think it becomes an issue at that point. But just knowing that you're going to a cold place and actually feeling it, it kind of gets in your mind."

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