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Niners RB Gore limp-free, likely to play vs. Cardinals

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore moved around the team's facility Monday limp-free, and it appears his injured right knee will not sideline him for the Week 11 meeting with the Arizona Cardinals.

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh said, via The Sacramento Bee, that Gore had his right knee examined Monday mainly because they "spare no expense checking on Frank."

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"NFL Replay" will re-air the 49ers' 27-20 win over the Giants on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Gore, who's already battling a sprained left ankle, went down during the second quarter of the 49ers' 27-20 victory over the New York Giants on a hard hit by defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Gore didn't touch the ball for the remainder of the game, and The Bee reported he was on the field for just two more plays after the hit.

Kendall Hunter had six carries for 40 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown, in relief duties, and running back Anthony Dixon had two carries for 10 yards.

Should the 49ers opt to give Gore extended rest during the second half of the season, Harbaugh said he's confident in his team's depth at running back.

"I would plan on (Gore) playing, but you just feel right now, well, we've got a stable of backs," Harbaugh said. "You know, we've got Frank Gore. We've got Kendall Hunter. We've got fresh legs in Anthony Dixon. This bodes very well for our football team."

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