Report: 49ers RB Mike Davis fractured hand on Sunday

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The 49ers are kicking the tires on Ben Tate this week and it appears that Reggie Bush’s torn ACL and the stress fracture in Carlos Hyde’s foot aren’t the only reasons why they’re in the market for running back help.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mike Davis fractured his hand during Sunday’s loss to the Rams. That left Kendall Gaskins as the only healthy running back on the 53-man roster by the end of the game and makes the need for outside help all the greater if the 49ers are going to score their first touchdown since Week Six.

Davis ran 10 times for just four yards against St. Louis and the 2015 fourth-round pick has found tough sledding every time he’s touched the ball as a rookie. He has 24 yards on 25 carries in five games this season and he’s also caught five passes for 23 yards.

The 49ers promoted Gaskins from the practice squad before Sunday’s game and waived Australian import Jarryd Hayne to make room for him. Hayne could also potentially return to the team now that there’s a greater need for running back help than there was last week.