SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Frank Gore's status for the 49ers' remaining two games is up in the air after sustaining a concussion in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, knocking San Francisco out of postseason contention for the first time since 2010.
“Frank is in today. They said he’s feeling good. As good as can be expected,” head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.
Gore suffered the concussion while throwing a block on Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner with 4:20 left in the second quarter, hitting the ground hard and laid motionless while being attended to by medical staff and surrounded by his teammates.
At that point in the game, the 49ers held a 7-3 lead thanks to Gore's 10-yard touchdown run coming on a fourth-and-1 play earlier in the quarter. Gore finished with with 29 yards on 11 carries.
Sunday was San Francisco's first 100-yard game on the ground as a team in nearly a month. Despite losing Gore, and later Carlos Hyde early in the third quarter, the 49ers ran for 140 yards on 32 carries against Seattle's third-ranked rushing defense. The last time they broke the century mark was Nov. 16's win over the New York Giants.
--Hyde was twisted down awkwardly on a short run to the left on San Francisco's first drive in the second half and did not return to the game with a right ankle injury. He was the 49ers' most effective runner of the afternoon, rushing for 55 yards on six carries, good for an average of over nine yards.
"Carlos, we're going to check today, see what the ankle looks like in terms of swelling," Harbaugh said.
--Rookie inside linebacker Chris Borland also sustained an ankle injury and took himself out of the game in the second half after trying to play through it. He twisted his ankle throwing a block for Eric Reid during his 73-yard interception return at the end of the first half and re-entered the game early in the third, only be remove himself after being unable to push off properly on the ankle.
Both Hyde and Borland will undergo MRIs this week.
--Outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks dislocated a thumb in the loss and did not return to the game. He will undergo further testing on this week leading up to Saturday night's game against the Chargers, leaving Harbaugh unsure if will play in the team's remaining two games.
"We'll find out. I don't know that right now. For an outside linebacker, he's got to put his hands on people. I don't know the answer to that," Harbaugh said.
--Special teamer Kassim Osgood, who was one of the few standouts for the 49ers Sunday, sustained a broken third metacarpal early in the game, but still managed two special teams tackles.
"He padded it up and kept playing," Harbaugh said. "He was playing in a lot of pain and made plays. That’s an example of the valiant effort.”
Harbaugh indicated Osgood might be done for the season with the injury, although the 49ers have yet to add Osgood to injured reserve as of Monday. That could come later in the week. The 49ers currently have 13 players on IR.