Good news for 49ers as Gore will not need surgery

It’s never easy to find a silver lining in a season-ending injury but in the case of San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore, they’re certainly fortunate.

The team announced that Gore will not require surgery to repair his fractured right hip, an injury suffered in Monday’s win at Arizona. The plan right now is for Gore to be 100 percent well in advance of next season.

“As far as I know, from talking to the doctors, it's a smaller fracture than initially looking at it," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said, according to David White of the San Francisco Chrinicle. "So that's a wonderful thing. We will wait a few weeks and check it again and see how the progression is and just kind of go from there.

"But he should be fine."

The 49ers have an interesting young option for the future in rookie Anthony Dixon. We’ll see how much work he gets with Brian Westbrook down the stretch.

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