The 49ers moved on from long-time starting running back Frank Gore after the 2014 season with the hope they had another iron man in house. Instead, Hyde has been anything but a model of health, suiting up in 20 of a possible 32 games. In the middle of the current campaign, he was deemed inactive two times due to a right shoulder injury. Now, a sprained MCL is the impetus for his third DNP. While Hyde will wrap up the year with career highs across the board -- 217 carries for 988 yards and six touchdowns, 27 receptions (on 33 targets) for 163 yards and three more scores -- head coach Chip Kelly is expected to turn to Shaun Draughn to power the ground attack in the season finale.
Per coach Chip Kelly, a sprained MCL will sideline
On the plus side, Hyde's injury won't require surgery, and the running back will have ample time to recover in advance of the 2017 season. Hyde, who has one more year left on his deal with the
Hyde has an MRI on tap, but at this stage his chances of playing in Week 17 don't look good. Presumably the more pressing concern for the 2-13 squad is the hope that Hyde's knee injury will not require surgery. Shaun Draughn is next up for the 49ers' carries in the team's season finale if Hyde is ruled out.
Hyde (knee) rushed for 38 yards on 13 carries and added 24 yards and a touchdown on three catches in Saturday's win over the Rams. He fumbled twice during the contest, losing one, before leaving the game in the fourth quarter.
You'd have to go back to Week 5 for the last time that Hyde scored on the ground, but the dynamic runner has become a solid receiver out of the backfield - with three receiving scores in the past five weeks. He got the 49ers on the board first on Saturday by circling out of the backfield for a 19-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown. Though the 49ers' season has been little to right home about this year, Hyde is up to nine total scores on the year and is almost a guarantee to pass 1,000 yards rushing provided he is able to play at all next week - an all together solid season.
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||83||333||4.0||28||4||1||16|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||115||470||4.1||22||3||1||25|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||13||217||988||4.6||47||6||7||48|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||12||68||5.7||16||0||0||0||3|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||11||53||4.8||11||0||0||0||4|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||13||27||163||6.0||19||3||0||0||7|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||11||268||24.4||30||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||13||5||3||0||2||0||0||2||0|