San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore has not participated in workouts during minicamps thus far due to an undisclosed injury.
However, he says it’s all just precautionary.
“I’m just listening to Ferg (Jeff Fergusion, the team trainer),” Gore told the San Jose Mercury News. “He told me he didn’t want me doing anything right now and I’m listening to him.”
“If Ferg says I can go out there, I’ll do it. I feel good. I’m good. I’m just getting my body back. I just want to be fresh.”
Gore, who turned 30 in May, has faced a lot of recent questions about his age and whether or not it will affect his production on the field. He had another superb season in 2012, rushing for 1214 yards and eight touchdowns.
He still remains motivated. Drafted in the third round in 2005, Gore holds a chip on his shoulder and he showed it by rattling off the names of every running back drafted ahead of him (In case you’re wondering, they were: Ronnie Brown, Cedric Benson, Carnell Williams, J.J. Arrington, and Eric Shelton. Yeah, who are these guys again?).
There will be a day when Frank Gore plays his last game in a 49er uniform, but in his mind, it will not be next season or anytime in the near future.
“I’m just going to keep working and training hard and whenever Ferg lets me get on the field,” he remarked, “I’ll just go hard and prove everybody wrong again.”