Frank Gore Injured
Dec/15/14 01:07 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
SEATTLE -- Injuries to 49ers running backs Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde kept them from returning to Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Seahawks, and by game's end, third-string running back Alfonso Smith was getting his first carries of the season.
Gore left with a concussion, not long after his second-quarter touchdown run gave the 49ers a 7-3 halftime lead. He was injured in front of the 49ers sideline while making a block of Bobby Wagner on a Bruce Miller reception.
Wagner also ended Hyde's day, doing so with a tackle that bent Hyde backward on the first snap after the Seahawks' go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter.
"It looked bad," Hyde said. "I saw the replay and said, 'Ooh, looks like I tore my knee up.' I'm all right, though."
Once Gore went out, the 49ers lost yards on three consecutive plays -- Kaepernick got sacked twice and lost a yard on a run -- and punted with 1:53 left in the half. Gore's 10-yard touchdown run put the 49ers ahead 7-3, as he followed key blocks from Miller, Alex Boone and Asante Cleveland. It was Gore's third rushing touchdown this season and first in five games.