San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore entered Sunday's game against the New York Giants dealing with an ankle injury that limited all week in practice. Although Gore did play on Sunday, he was fairly limited and left for extended stretches of the second half. Kendall Hunter came in and matched Gore's six carries, providing more effective running in the second half.
At one point, NFL on FOX reporter Pam Oliver said Gore was questionable to return with ankle and knee issues, but Gore did return for small segments of the second half. Following the game, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh declared that Frank Gore would be able to play next week against the Arizona Cardinals. Frank Gore indicated in a post-game interview that his position coach Tom Rathman had been holding him back to avoid further aggravation.
We'll keep an eye on injury reports this week to see if Gore is limited during the week. The 49ers host an Arizona Cardinals team that stunned Philadelphia on the road, but also still has a struggling defense. If Gore is limited, we could again see more of Kendall Hunter on the ground.