Today is the first day of April and the news could not get any worse for the 49er Faithful. Frank Gore reinjured his hip while lifting weights with tight end Vernon Davis. The details are sketchy but new head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke now have to throw out their draft day strategy and start over to focus on running back. The 49ers have second year running back Antony Dixon as their only other running back with experience. Brian Westbrook is a free agent.
The NFL draft this year is not full of great running backs. The top-three in my opinion are Mark Ingram, Alabama, Mikel Leshoure, Illinois and Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech. Ingram is the 49ers best option and he is not worth the seventh pick in the draft but the 49ers might not have any choice but to take him if Harbaugh wants to have any kind of offense next season.
Gore is said to be recovering at a hospital near his home in Miami. With two serious hip injuries in less than five months Gore’s career is now in doubt. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery.
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