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49ers’ Gore Says Hip Is Completely Healed

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San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. (AP Photo)

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore. (AP Photo)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — Less than three months after suffering a season-ending hip fracture, San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore said he is completely healed, and he has been cleared to begin running Feb. 28.

“I will be better,” Gore told Comcast Sports Net Bay Area this week. “I will take it one day at a time. I’m just happy to say that my injury healed perfectly. And right now I’m trying to get some strength, and in another week start running.”

Before he got hurt, Gore was having a strong season, gaining more than 1,300 yards of offense while scoring five touchdowns.

New San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh has said he wants to get backup running back Anthony Dixon more playing time, but he also realizes he can’t place Gore on the bench very much.

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