Frank Gore is not one to back out of a commitment, no matter the circumstance. That certainly was the case on Monday night, as the 49ers running back showed up to an autograph signing at Lefty's Sports in Burlingame, CA. Gore did so with a broken hand and broke the news of his injury in the process.
Photos from the event show Gore with a significantly swollen right hand, which just so happens to be the hand that he signs autographs with. All this come just a day after the 49ers suffered a heartbreaking 23-17 loss to the Seahawks in the final minute of the NFC Championship. Gore told Lefty's that he would meet the Niner faithful win or lose, and he stuck to his guns.
Great stuff by Gore. Class act and truly a man of the people. I'm sure his toughness good spirits on a somber day went a long way to cheer up the Niner fans in attendance on Monday night.
The 30-year-old Gore, who was limited to 14 yards on 11 carries on Sunday, rushed for 1,128 yards and scored nine touchdowns while starting all 16 regular-season games for the 49ers in 2013, his ninth season in the NFL. The injury to his hand will keep him out of the Pro Bowl on Sunday. The Cowboys' DeMarco Murray was awarded Gore's roster spot in the Pro Bowl, which will hold its draft on Wednesday.