Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by SWAGG-ER:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Gore is on the down side of his career, and is simply a mid-level starting RB in the NFL. Such is the nature of a RB in the league for 6 years. The focal point is the QB.
Um, Gore led the NFL in yards from scrimmage before his FLUKE hip injury. Not to mention he's the best blocking back in the NFL.
Such is the nature of a RB in the league for 6 years.
I wouldn't call it a fluke. It's because of the pounding he's taken over the years. He's wearing down.
Pure speculation. And completely wrong.
Hips don't fracture because of years of physical pounding like you're suggesting. That's medically not how the hip fractures. They fracture from single blunt impacts like a fall, a car accident, a large heavy object (like a d lineman) falling on it.
Also, Gore's hip fracture was only of the hairline variety. SO, no biggie. If we were in the playoffs and he wasn't placed on IR, he'd play this week.