Frank Gore on list of sidelined 49ers

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On Tuesday, we shared the news that 49ers tackle Joe Staley is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery that is keeping him off the field at 49ers OTAs.

We also shared the longish list of other 49ers who are coming off surgery or trying to make their way back from season-ending injuries in 2012. That list didn’t cover everyone on the sideline right now, however.

Running back Frank Gore hasn’t had surgery and he isn’t rehabbing an injury from last year, but he was on an elliptical alongside Staley during Tuesday’s practice. Coach Jim Harbaugh offered no details about the nature of the issue that Gore is dealing with, saying only that he doesn’t believe the running back has a major injury.

“Just working through something,” Harbaugh said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “Nothing too serious.”

Assuming Harbaugh’s diagnosis is correct, this might be a good thing for Gore when all is said and done. Gore’s running style and heavy usage mean that he has taken a beating over the course of his eight-year career, so there’s not much downside to a little extra rest in the offseason after playing in every game over the last two years.

5 responses to “Frank Gore on list of sidelined 49ers

  1. C’mon Niners! We’re not even in the heart of camp yet dudes, lol. This is the one draw back to working out all offseason, you might be in top shape but you get more offseason injuries. I’ve followed the team on various media outlets and I’ve seen them working out since late February, the older players might want to rest up a bit more.

  2. “the older players might want to rest up a bit more”??? That’s all they have is older players. Gonna have a tough season. No repeat there.

  3. Obviously you don’t know what you’re talking about if you think the Niners have all old players.

  4. @jimmyt hate to reference the team that beat us last year but they werent actually spring chickens, veterans in the “right spots” will actually prove to be more valuable than not…I agree J.Smith didnt hold up but thats one position that very tough to fill, a disruptive interior lineman is extremely hard to find, other than that area I like where we are age wise and the majority of the O-Line is in their prime…check your facts buddy.

  5. You also have to think of the toll the extra games have on the body (playoffs, super bowl). Football has gotten a lot more physically punishing the last 10 years. This is a major reason you aren’t seeing many repeat champions. It is hard to play deep in the season, then bounce back with less rest than other teams.

    Also, the 49ers worked their defense to death last season. Something like 80-90% plays played for the defensive starters, crazy.

    Having said that, I hope they are healthy for the start of the season. As a Seahawks fan, I want the best of what a team brings, not an injury riddled, decimated squad. Get healthy.
    Go Hawks!!!

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