Frank Gore was able to practice fully for the San Francisco 49ers on Monday despite dealing with a ribs injury suffered last week against the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports. Gore thinks he will be fine to play on Monday Night Football in Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Gore took a big hit in the back during the second quarter against the Seahawks. He was forced to sit the final eight minutes of the game to be evaluated by trainers, but was still able to rack up 182 total yards before leaving.
Fantasy Impact: X-rays taken after the Seahawks game came back negative, so the injury does not appear to be overly serious. Gore apparently played through a lot of pain Thursday, and may still not yet be 100 percent. The good news is that he was given 11 days to rest due to nature of the Niners' schedule.
Gore is playing excellent football at the moment. His 5.8 yards per carry ranks second in the NFL behind only C.J. Spiller at the moment. If he is on the field, Gore is an excellent starting fantasy option against a Cardinals defense giving up 120.9 yards rushing per game.