Frank Gore has bruised ribs


49ers running back Frank Gore, the San Fran battering ram who singlehandedly wore down the Seattle defense in Thursday’s 13-6 win, emerged from the black-and-blue brouhaha with bruised ribs.

Per Matt Maiocco of, Gore headed to the X-ray room after the game.  Gore later said he’s fine.

Though it seemed that Gore was hurting late in the game, missing the final eight minutes of action, Gore said the injury actually happened in the second quarter, when he was hit in the back after catching a pass.

With 131 yards rushing and 51 yards receiving, Gore accounted for more than 58 percent of the team’s total offense of 313 yards.  Which is a good news/bad news thing that can become very bad news is Gore can’t play at some point.

I’ll be all right,” Gore said.  “Coach just wanted to be smart.  We’ve got a long season and a tough road down the stretch.  We’ve got another division game.  We wanted to be smart.  We have other great backs, Kendall Hunter, Brandon Jacobs, Anthony Dixon who does positive things to help our team.  He just wanted to be smart and I just listened to him.”

Gore now has 11 days to recover, since the 49ers don’t play again until October 29, when they head to Arizona for a Monday nighter against the Cardinals.  Whose record could be eye-clap-dentical to San Fran’s if the Cards win at Minnesota on Sunday.  (Yeah, I stole that from Kuselias last night on Pro Football Talk.)

9 responses to “Frank Gore has bruised ribs

  1. It was a battle, but I have been noticing a very very strong lean towards the 49ers ‘dominating’, ‘controlling’ and other phrases that make me think the writers didn’t see the game. Lynch also got over a 100yds and the 1st half was the Seahawks, the 2nd and deciding half was Gore and the 49ers but the game was a tough battle and I am not surprised players are black and blue in the used to be weak NFC West

  2. With Gore going down in the 4th Quarter, I was especially surprised that we didnt see a gigantic dose of Brandon Jacobs. NOBODY wants to have to tackle that guy, especially in the 4th Quarter after Gore has already ran you over for 150+ yards.

    I was also surprised that it took so long to get Alex Smith into a rhythm with the short, high percentage passing game. It didnt show up until the 3rd. They need to do more of that at the front of the game to get him and recievers into the flow of the game.

  3. Shame. Gore is the top back in the NFC West, has been for years. Played great lastnight. Personally think if the niners were better in his early career, he could be getting attention for possible HOF

  4. Rest up Frank. We need you to put some distance between us and the rest of the West. Well done last night.

  5. Nice thing about playing on Thursday, you have an extra 3-4 days to heal up from nagging injuries like bruises.

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