49ers coach Harbaugh expects RB Gore to play at Philadelphia on Sunday

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh expects running back Frank Gore to play this week at Philadelphia despite a sprained right ankle that limited him in Sunday’s win at Cincinnati.

Harbaugh, whose 2-1 Niners lead the NFC West, is game-planning this week as if Gore will start against the Eagles. San Francisco is practicing in Youngstown, Ohio, to avoid a return trip to the West Coast before facing Philadelphia.

“Frank’s status, in my mind right now, Frank is good to go,” Harbaugh said in a conference call. “We’ll plan, we’ll scheme and prepare for this game with Frank, along with the rest of the players on this team.”

Harbaugh said Gore was walking without a boot Monday and also referred to rookie Kendall Hunter as “the backup tailback” — leaving little question that Gore remains the guy, for now at least. Hunter ran 7 yards for the game’s only touchdown with 3:59 left Sunday.

Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to NFL Gridiron Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Comments are closed.