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Kassim Osgood likely out for final two games with broken hand

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The San Francisco 49ers suffered several injuries on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Jim Harbaugh provided an update, including an unexpected injury to special teamer Kassim Osgood.

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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met with the media on Monday, and he provided a brief injury update. He said he spoke with Frank Gore, and Gore told him he was feeling as good as could be expected. He will go through the concussion protocol this week, and we'll find out more as the week moves along.

One player that it sounds like will not be back the last two games is Kassim Osgood. Harbaugh said that Osgood broke the third meta-carpal bone in his hand fairly early in Sunday's game. Osgood padded up the injury and played through the rest of the game. As Harbaugh pointed out, he put together a valiant effort, including some huge special teams tackles. It seemed like any time the Seahawks punt returner had an opening after catching the ball, Osgood swallowed him up.

If Osgood can't play the rest of the season, he will likely be placed on injured reserve, and the team will sign someone. Osgood is listed as a wide receiver, but he plays almost exclusively on special teams. He will get a wide receiver snap here or there, but for the most part, they can find any special teams option to replace him these final two games.

Harbaugh did not have specifics on Chris Borland and Carlos Hyde, other than to say they will go through MRIs, and see what happens when swelling goes down. The 49ers play on Saturday this week, so they will be back at practice fairly quickly. When the injury reports come out, we'll start to get a better handle on these situations.