Skip to comments.Bad break Niners' Gore may miss preseason with hand fracture
Posted on 07/31/2007 3:41:41 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
Bad break Niners' Gore may miss preseason with hand fracture
Posted: Tuesday July 31, 2007 12:05AM; Updated: Tuesday July 31, 2007 1:20AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Frank Gore, the San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl running back, broke a bone in his right hand Monday during the first padded practice of training camp and might not play in the preseason.
Gore was injured during a non-contact ball-handling drill, and coach Mike Nolan said he would not practice with the team for the remainder of the week. Gore will be re-evaluated next Monday, and Nolan expects him to return to practice then with a cast on his hand.
"He'll be ready for the latter part of preseason, but his participating in the preseason, we'll wait and see on that," Nolan said.
Gore set a franchise single-season record last season while leading the NFC with 1,695 yards rushing. He was the NFC's starting running back in the Pro Bowl after just his second NFL season.
One of the league's top young backs, Gore said he is aiming for a 2,000-yard season this year and hopes to challenge Eric Dickerson's NFL record of 2,105 yards that has stood for 22 seasons.
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Better than a leg injury.
A running back who can’t run is the only worse than a running back who can’t hold onto the ball.
A running back who cant run is the only worse than a running back who cant hold onto the ball.
No doubt, but you can compensate for one hand when carrying the ball somewhat.
You can’t compensate for a leg that won’t hold weight.
Well, he’ll have fresh legs for the start of the season, not that he was going to see much playing time in the preseason regardless. The Niners need to find a good back- up for Gore anyway.
but a running back who can’t hold on to the ball is allright as long as he invented the internet.
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