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Gore has yet to receive clearance from the league's concussion protocol, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Although he feels "normal," Gore's inability to pass a concussion test to date suggests otherwise. His next test arrives Thursday, so his status on Thursday's injury report will inform whether he's on track to suit up Saturday against the Chargers.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, CSNBayArea.com reports.

A concussion, suffered while blocking Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner in the first half of Sunday's loss, clouds Gore's Week 16 availability. Gore arrived at the team facility Tuesday after meeting with a doctor as part of the league's concussion protocol, through which he must be cleared in order to suit up for Saturday's game against the Chargers. Backup Carlos Hyde also missed practice with ankle and back injuries.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks and will not return, FOX's Erin Andrews reports.

Gore suffered the concussion while laying on block on Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner. He'll finish the day with 11 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown, while Carlos Hyde will carry the load for the 49ers the rest of the way. The 49ers have a shorter turnaround than usual before Saturday's game against the Chargers, and we'll monitor Gore's status closely leading up to that matchup.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore left Sunday's game against the Seahawks in the first half with a head injury and is questionable to return.

Gore went down after laying a block on Bobby Wagner. He's likely being evaluated for a concussion, so there's a chance that he is done for the day. Carlos Hyde will take over at running back until Gore is able to return.

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Gore had 12 carries for 63 yards in Sunday's 24-13 loss at Oakland.

It was a favorable matchup for Gore, but he failed to put up big numbers, mainly due to the ineffectiveness of the 49ers' offense. In fact, San Francisco has scored more than 20 points in just one of its last seven games. It won't get much easier for Gore next week, facing a stingy Seahawks' defense on the road.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore (knee) had 28 yards on 10 carries, adding eight yards on one reception, in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Seahawks.

The San Francisco offense had minimal success, and the team was trailing for nearly the entire game. Carlos Hyde did have a bit more luck than Gore, rushing for 19 yards on five carries, with another 38 yards on three receptions. Gore gets a much better matchup in Oakland next week, but his rushing totals have been rather inconsistent this season, and he doesn't get many touchdowns or receptions.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

Gore, who was held to 36 yards on 13 carries by Washington in Week 12, will take aim Thursday at a rugged Seattle defense that is allowing an average of 88.4 rushing yards per game to date. Double-digit carries should be on tap for him Thursday, but Gore's production has been sporadic since he recorded back-to-back 100-yard efforts in Weeks 4 and 5.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.

After a limited showing in drills to begin the week, Gore finished out the week of preparation with two full practices, assuring his ability to play in Week 13. Since his last touchdown against the Seahawks on Dec. 24, 2011, he's either hit (100-plus yards on the ground twice) or miss (28 or fewer yards rushing yards three times). His average outing: 11.8 carries for 59.8 yards and 1.4 catches for 16.4 yards. The going could again be tough against Seattle's sixth-ranked rush defense.

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Gore (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It seems the 49ers were just erring on the side of caution and protecting themselves by listing Gore as a limited participant Monday -- the team didn't hold an actual practice -- as his Week 13 availability is not believed to be in jeopardy. The 31-year-old Gore will make for a risky start in most leagues, however, as he's averaged just 3.6 yards per carry over his last five games (one touchdown over that span) and now draws the Seahawks' sixth-ranked run defense on a short week.

Frank Gore RB SF 2 Months

Gore (knee) was listed as a limited participant at Monday's walkthrough practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

The 49ers didn't hold an actual practice, and while Gore wasn't on the injury report last week, there's no indication that he's in real danger of missing Thursday's crucial game against the Seahawks. The bigger issue for owners is Gore's difficult matchup with the NFL's sixth-ranked rushing defense, as the veteran running back managed just 30 combined rushing yards in two games (including playoffs) at CenturyLink Field last season.