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Gore out "approximately three weeks"

The San Francisco 49ers, eschewing the top-secret approach that plenty of teams apply to matters of injury and rehab, have announced that an MRI performed on running back Frank Gore reveals a “right ankle strain and a right hind foot sprain.”

The team says that he’ll be out approximately three weeks.

The 49ers also announced that tackle Joe Staley has a right quad contusion, and is day-to-day. 

Also, safety Reggie Smith has a right groin strain, and he’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Though we appreciate the candor, we’re confused by the team’s willingness to go beyond that which the injury-reporting rules require.  The Niners are compelled to say nothing until Wednesday, and then all that’s required is whether and to what extent the players practiced.

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9 Responses to “Gore out "approximately three weeks"”
  1. scrapdawg12 says: Sep 28, 2009 10:28 PM

    2 weeks and then a bye….They don’t need him this week…Its the Rams

  2. LewD says: Sep 28, 2009 10:37 PM

    “we’re confused by the team’s willingness to go beyond that which the injury-reporting rules require”
    maybe it’s not as big of a deal as some would like to think … they only have 53 guys on each roster … and they’re all talented or they wouldn’t be there (they’re just not all superstars) …. and the team will dress 45 of them on game day …

  3. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 28, 2009 10:49 PM

    “Though we appreciate the candor, we’re confused by the team’s willingness to go beyond that which the injury-reporting rules require. ”
    Mike Singletary will tell you he is going to punch you in the mouth, then he will punch you in the mouth.
    No BS with him.
    Easily Coach of the Year. Nice to see his success carry over from last year.
    Wish he didn’t go prevent Din the last drive against Minnesota. You don’t give anyone that much time to throw, specially old man Favre.

  4. jonnyweir says: Sep 28, 2009 11:14 PM

    I like it. It’s football, not poker – the injury report is bullshit. People want to know what’s wrong and how long it’ll affect their team.

  5. thehoodedone says: Sep 28, 2009 11:45 PM

    I’m more confused by them not having everyone in the endzone on that last play.

  6. Opie says: Sep 29, 2009 12:25 AM

    Florio: there’s just no pleasing you. You hate the teams that don’t “disclose” information and not you’re banging on SF for being upfront?!?
    Really?!? You’re starting to remind me of my wife when it’s that time of the month…….. coincidence?………

  7. MasterShake says: Sep 29, 2009 2:01 AM

    I’ve given Singletary some decent props since his hiring as head coach. I still believe that he is setting some standard on how a football team is supposed to act\react to become better week after week. BUT, with his allowing of play calling and not overiding, not ready to throw the challenge flag and using his left hand (which no normal right-handed man would tell you to do unless they wanted a stranger on a lonely night would do) he’s a puppet. Who’s really pulling the strings?

  8. Dirk says: Sep 29, 2009 2:09 AM

    SmackMyVickUp wrote: “Wish he didn’t go prevent Din the last drive against Minnesota.”
    They did not. No prevent defense.

  9. realityonetwo says: Sep 29, 2009 1:51 PM

    Thanks, Singletary. I can now safely hitch my fantasy wagon to a cup o’ Coffee for two weeks…

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