Gore suffered broken right ring finger against Seahawks 

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  • Frank Gore suffered a broken right finger in Sunday’s loss, an injury Jim Harbaugh didn’t find out about till after the game.
Niners running back Frank Gore broke his right ring finger in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game loss to the Seattle Seahawks and will require minor surgery to repair it, according to multiple reports.

Gore gained just 14 yards on 11 carries against the Seahawks. Gore, though, did gain 17 yards on a pass from Colin Kaepernick on a crucial fourth-and-2 during the team’s final drive of the game.

“I did not know about it until after the game,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday of Gore’s injury.

Rumors of Gore’s injury first surfaced on Twitter late Monday night after Lefty’s Sports Cards memorabilia store in Burlingame tweeted Gore told them during an autograph-signing session he would need surgery.

League talking to 49ers about sideline hit: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday there’s been communication between the NFL and the team after Seattle’s Jeremy Lane ran into an unidentified person on the 49ers sideline during the NFC Championship Game.

Harbaugh said that general manager Trent Baalke had spoken to the league.

“Yeah. There has been some contact there. Trent’s talked to them about that,” Harbaugh said. “I do, though, have a perspective of that because I did see it. I was standing closer to the sideline than the person that got run into.”

49ers promote Marathe to team president: The 49ers promoted longtime executive Paraag Marathe to team president replacing Gideon Yu, who will remain with the organization as a co-owner. Marathe has spent more than 13 years with the 49ers in various roles, including as executive vice president of football and business operations.

Al Guido is taking over Marathe’s previous position as chief operating officer. The team made the announcements Tuesday, two days after the 49ers lost 23-17 in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle.

Reid headed to Pro Bowl: All eight 49ers originally selected to play in the Pro Bowl opted out, including linebacker Ahmad Brooks, but rookie safety Eric Reid was a late add to the game as a replacement for Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. Reid was picked 18th overall in April’s draft.

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