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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Update: 49ers say Gore has broken right hip

By Mike Sando

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- That did not take long.

Moments after filing an item about the San Francisco 49ers' vague responses regarding running back Frank Gore, the team confirmed that the Pro Bowl running back suffered a fractured right hip Monday night.

Gore is expected to miss the team's final five games.

That leaves Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon to carry the load. Westbrook impressed with 23 carries for 136 yards during a 27-6 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, but Gore is the best player on the 49ers' offense.

Any playoff push the 49ers make will have to be without him.