Frank Gore Injury Updates | Shark Bites

Frank Gore Injury Updates | Shark Bites

6:12am EST 12/28/20

Jets RB Frank Gore left in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Browns with a chest injury. We'll see about the severity this week. Rookie La'Mical Perine handled the team's final 4 RB carries after Gore left. Perine drew just 2 first-half carries in his return from a high-ankle sprain, vs. Ty Johnson's 2 and Gore's 6. Johnson and Perine would likely split work if Gore can't go in Week 17. Even if Gore returns, the Jets might elect to take a better look at the rookie in the regular-season finale.

The Jets have activated RB La’Mical Perine from IR. He has been out since sustaining a high-ankle sprain in Week 11. The team designated him to return on Dec. 16, though, so Perine has had 2 weeks of practice to work back in. The Jets increased Perine’s work just before the injury, so we wouldn’t be surprised if he goes back to leading the backfield in touches. At the least, his return further complicates an already shared backfield in a bad offense. Avoid all Jets RBs where pssible

Jets RB La'Mical Perine was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury. He remained in a committee with RB Frank Gore before going down. We'll look for an update on Perine's injury.

Bills RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) practiced in full all week and isn’t listed on the final injury report. We’re expecting him to return to a change-of-pace role behind Frank Gore for now. But Sunday’s plum matchup vs. Miami puts Singletary in the RB3 discussion.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Bills have reached a 1-year, $2 million deal with RB Frank Gore. The 35-year-old (until May) lost the final 2 games of last season to a foot injury but posted 4.6 yards per cary before that -- his best mark since 2012 with the Niners. Gore joins a backfield that looks like it'll still be led by LeSean McCoy, but McCoy managed the 2nd-fewest carries of his career in 2018, tallying the fewest rushing yards (514) and yards per carry (3.2) of his career. It's an upside spot for Gore as a fantasy handcuff. Buffalo also still has veteran RB Chris Ivory around, though he sports a cuttable contract. We'll see what else the Bills do with their backfield this offseason.

Dolphins RB Frank Gore suffered a left leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Minnesota. He didn't put any weight on the leg as he was helped off the field and was then carted back to the locker room. We'll update Gore's status when we learn more.

Colts RB Frank Gore did not practice on Wednesday.  He was announced with a quad injury during last week's game against the Falcons but told reporters afterward that it was a knee issue.  We'll see what he's listed with on the official injury report.  Gore returned to that Atlanta game, though, so we're tentatively expecting him to be ready for this Sunday's tilt with the Bucs.

The Colts announced on Tuesday that QB Andrew Luck will be sidelined 2-6 weeks with abdominal injuries suffered in last week's win over the Broncos.  Luck was hurt on a scramble early in the 4th quarter, according to HC Chuck Pagano.  He finished out the game but was still in pain on Monday afternoon.  He underwent tests that revealed a kidney laceration and a partial tear of an abdominal muscle.  “It’s way too early to guess how long Andrew will be out,” Pagano said. “We’re going to keep listening to the doctors and evaluating his progress on a week by week basis."  The Colts have a Week 10 bye, so it's possible that Luck misses just 1 game.  The longer end of the timeline would knock him out until Week 16.  Fantasy owners should hang on to him if possible while we wait for a more concrete timetable for return.  QB Matt Hasselbeck will start for however long Luck is out.  The 40-year-old was solid in 2 starts earlier this year, completing 63.2% of his passes with 3 TDs and 0 INTs.  But Hasselbeck is still a downgrade for Indy's offense.

Colts RB Frank Gore was held out of Monday's practice and listed with a foot injury.  HC Chuck Pagano labeled him "day-to-day."  Gore finished out Sunday's OT win over the Jaguars, so this looks like just a veteran's day off.  Check back tomorrow for another update.

49ers RB Frank Gore suffered a head injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.  He'll be checked for a concussion.  His absence will move rookie Carlos Hyde into the feature-back role.

Update: Gore has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out for the rest of the game.

49ers insider Matt Maiocco reports that RB Frank Gore will undergo "minor" finger surgery.  He suffered -- and played through -- the injury in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.  Gore won't play in the Pro Bowl, but the rest of his offseason shouldn't be impacted.  He'll return as San Francisco's lead back in 2014, but turning 31 in May, Gore's workload figures to be reduced.  He averaged a career-low 4.1 yards per carry this past year.

49ers FB Bruce Miller is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a shoulder blade injury suffered this past weekend.  Miller sits 4th among FBs in Pro Football Focus' blocking rankings, so it's a significant loss for RB Frank Gore.  Luckily, he gets Atlanta's 28th-ranked run defense this Sunday.  Gore remains a must-start for that one.  The loss of Miller is worth keeping in mind, though, if you play Week 17 (vs. Arizona) or in a playoff fantasy league.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree went down with what's believed to be a torn Achilles in OTAs on Tuesday.  He's undergoing additional tests to confirm.  If the Achilles is torn, it would cost Crabtree most -- if not all -- of the 2013 season.  We saw Terrell Suggs return from the same injury in just a few months last year, but it's tougher for receivers, who are constantly starting and stopping.  Demaryius Thomas was back on the practice field 7 months after tearing his Achilles in 2011.  That timeline would have Crabtree out until mid December.  It's a major blow to San Fran's passing game. Crab broke out with an 85-1,105-9 line last year.  He saw 34% of Colin Kaepernick's throws.  That's a massive hole to fill.  Free-agent addition Anquan Boldin can help pick up the slack.  TE Vernon Davis' role should grow too.  And the 'Niners need to get more out of 2012 1st-rounder A.J. Jenkins.  Mario Manningham is still around, but he's recovering from last year's torn ACL.  San Fran will need to rely even more heavily on its ground game in 2013.  That means more work for Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.  Kaepernick could take on a bigger rushing role too.  We'll have our projections for all the 49ers up on the site in just a few weeks!

49ers RB Frank Gore turns 30 today.  That number is often a death knell for RBs.  Especially ones with Gore's injury history and career workload.  That adds meaning to GM Trent Baalke's recent comments about his ideal backfield.  "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day."  The 49ers have been building depth in their backfield lately, adding Kendall Hunter, LaMichael James and Marcus Lattimore in the last 3 drafts.  If Gore can avoid the cliff, he'll remain San Fran's lead back in 2013.  And a burgeoning offense and elite offensive line will help his cause.  But he might not see the 250+ carries he's received the past 2 seasons. 

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As expected, 49ers RB Frank Gore (ribs) is active for tonight's game against the Cardinals.  He admits last week's rib injury was the most painful thing he's ever experienced.  But Gore put in a full week of practice this week and is expected to see his normal workload tonight.

49ers RB Frank Gore (ribs) put in a full week of practice. From the looks of it, his rib injury is far less severe than the one that Cleveland's Trent Richardson has been dealing with. Gore should see his normal workload against the Cardinals on Monday night. He's a solid RB2.

49ers RB Frank Gore (ribs) confirmed that he fully expects to play against the Cardinals in Week 8.  "The X-ray was looking good, and I'll take it one day at a time," he said.  Gore played through the injury for most of Thursday night's game against the Seahawks but was sidelined for San Fran's final offensive possession.  Gore will have had 11 days off when the Niners take on the Cardinals next Monday night.  But Trent Richardson reminded us this past weekend how difficult it can be for RBs to play through rib injuries.  It wouldn't be surprising to see the impressive Kendall Hunter take on a bigger role going forward.  We'll continue to keep an eye on Gore's status.

After adding RBs Brandon Jacobs and LaMichael James to go alone with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter, the 49ers' backfield is awfully crowded.  But Gore is preparing for the 2012 season as if he'll remain a workhorse.  "I feel I still can do everything pretty good: catch, run and block. I'm going to do what I've always been doing," Gore said. "As long as I'm healthy and in great shape and ready to play, I'm going to be the Frank Gore I've always been."  Although he dealt with nagging injuries for much of last season, Gore played in all 16 games and finished with the 2nd-highest rushing total of his career (1,211 yards).  But at 29 years old, Gore would benefit from a slightly-reduced workload.  After finishing with 299 touches last year, expect him to settle in closer to 250 in 2012.


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