MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says injured Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore has decided against retirement and wants to play a 15th NFL season next year.
The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because Gore had not commented publicly.
The NFL’s leading active rusher suffered a season-ending sprained foot last week against Minnesota, but the injury won’t require surgery. The 35-year-old Gore has played in 126 consecutive games and made 122 starts in a row. Both streaks are the longest by an NFL offensive skill player.
Last week Gore said he was uncertain whether he wanted to play next year. He signed a one-year contract in March with the Dolphins, his hometown team, and leads them with 722 yards rushing.