Gore’s status for Sunday does not look great

Coach Mike Singletary met with the media this morning to discuss several topics of interest with the 49ers set to play the Dolphins on Sunday.

The 49ers are scheduled to practice from 1:45 to 3:45 today. Here’s the 49ers preliminary injury report:

 

RB Frank Gore (ankle) is not scheduled to practice today. Singletary already said it would be a game-time decision and that practice-squad running back Thomas Clayton would make the trip to Miami, in case he’s needed.

 

Gore’s sprain was on the inside of his ankle, Singletary said. In speaking with a physical-therapist friend of mine, it means the ankle rolled inside (that occurred when a couple players fell on him while he was on the ground). There’s less range of motion that way. The ligament is very broad, thick and stable so it’s harder to sprain. Thus, that makes it a little more difficult to return quickly.

 

CB Nate Clements (right thumb) he is having (or had) a pin removed from his thumb. He is not likely to practice today, but Singletary described his status for Sunday’s game as “questionable.”

 

WR Arnaz Battle (foot), C Eric Heitmann (abdomen), CB Marcus Hudson (concussion) are not scheduled to practice. Veterans Walt Harris, Justin Smith and Takeo Spikes are scheduled to get rest days.

 

KR/PR Allen Rossum (ankle) is scheduled for limited practice, and S Dashon Goldson might have a full slate of practice. WR Josh Morgan is no longer listed on the injury report.

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