Frank Gore’s season is officially over, ending a streak of 126 consecutive games.
The Dolphins placed the 35-year-old running back on injured reserve Wednesday following a foot injury he suffered in Miami’s 41-17 loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
We have signed defensive tackle Kendrick Norton and placed running back Frank Gore on injured reserve.
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— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) December 19, 2018
Gore injured his foot during the second quarter of the team’s Week 15 matchup in Minnesota. He needed the help of trainers as he limped to the sideline and then underwent further evaluation in the team’s medical tent. He was then carted off to the locker room and it was determined he had a sprained foot.
His streak of consecutive games was the longest active streak among any NFL running back, wide receiver or tight end. He also started 122 games in a row, which was the longest streak for any NFL running back since Eddie George started 130 in a row from 1996 to 2004, according to the team’s press release.
The running back is fourth in NFL history with 14,478 rushing yards and fifth in NFL history with 18,544 yards from scrimmage. Gore made a big impact this season, totaling 156 carries for 722 yards.
In his absence, Miami (7-7) will rely running backs Kenyan Drake, Kalen Ballage and Brandon Bolden to keep the offense going as the Dolphins face the Jaguars on Sunday with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET.