SANTA CLARA -- Running back Frank Gore said he feels good even though he hasn't participated in on-field workouts at the 49ers' minicamp, which concludes Thursday.

"I'm just listening to Ferg," Gore said, referring to the team's head trainer Jeff Ferguson. "He told me he didn't want me doing anything right now and I'm listening to him."

Asked if he'll be ready to go when training camp begins, he said, "If Ferg says I can go out there, I'll do it. I feel good. I'm good. I'm just getting my body back. I just want to be fresh."

Gore is always fueled by perceived slights, such as where he was drafted and injuries he has had to overcome. After turning 30 in May, he has one more knock to deal with.

"I laugh," he said of the talk of his age. "I feel like every year it's something with me. I've got to overcome everything every year.

"I'm just going to keep working and training hard and whenever Ferg lets me get on the field, I'll just go hard and prove everybody wrong again."

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