Frank Gore's ankle injury puts Week 4 status in doubt

Running back Frank Gore suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter Sunday and was mostly on the bench for the 49ers' decisive touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.

"I kind of tweaked it and I couldn't go the way I wanted to," Gore said. "Yeah, 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."

Gore said he’d have to see how the ankle felt on Monday before determining whether he’d be available to play Sunday in Philadelphia.

Gore continued to play after the injury. However, following a Gore fumble early in the fourth quarter, rookie Kendall Hunter entered the game. His first carry was for eight yards and he later scored a touchdown on a 7-yard scamper off the left side.

Hunter seems to have more explosion than Gore, who once again was bottled up and averaged 2.5 yards. However, Hunter also had a hard time getting out of the backfield. He rushed nine times for 26 yards and had a 2.9 yards-per-carry average.

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