The 49ers designated Hasty (ankle) to return from injured reserve Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. Hasty had nine touches for 59 yards before suffering a high-ankle sprain during San Francisco's second game of the season. The 49ers backfield has been decimated by injuries this year, but they are coming off their bye week, which may have allowed them to finally get their running back room healthy. Hasty will have a 21-day period to be added to the active roster, but if he isn't, he will stay on IR for the rest of the season.
Hasty (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. This was to be expected given Hasty suffered a high-ankle sprain, which generally entails a multi-week recovery timetable. The 49ers are banged up at running back with Hasty, Jeff Wilson (knee) and Raheem Mostert (knee) all unavailable while Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) is considered highly doubtful. The carnage leaves Trey Sermon at the top of the depth chart with recent signees Jacques Patrick and Trenton Cannon as backups.
The injury Hasty suffered Sunday against the Eagles was a high-ankle sprain which coach Kyle Shanahan said will keep him "out for awhile," Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. High-ankle sprains normally entail multi-week recovery timelines, so Hasty can be ruled out of Sunday's game against the Packers and may need to miss additional time beyond that as well. Fourth-stringer Trenton Cannon is the only healthy running back left on San Francisco's roster, but the extent of the injuries sustained by rookies Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) and Trey Sermon (concussion) has yet to be determined.
Hasty is active alongside rookies Elijah Mitchell and Trey Sermon for Sunday's contest at Philadelphia. With Raheem Mostert out for the season due to a knee injury suffered Week 1, Hasty likely will be the 49ers' No. 2 RB moving forward behind the expected lead ballcarrier Mitchell. After Mostert went down last Sunday in Detroit, Mitchell took over and had 19 carries for 104 yards and one touchdown. Meanwhile, Hasty received complementary work en route to two touches for 18 yards and one TD. Sermon, a 2021 third-round pick, will be available for the first game action of his career, but it remains to be seen how he'll mix in behind Mitchell and Hasty.
Hasty is one of three San Francisco running backs active for Sunday's season opener in Detroit, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports. The fact that Hasty is dressing for Week 1 is probably less of a surprise than the fact that third-round rookie Trey Sermon is in street clothes, considering that Sermon had been operating as the No. 2 back for most of training camp and the preseason. It's unclear if Sermon's healthy scratch is specific to the 49ers' Week 1 game plan or something that will also carry over to future contests, but regardless, Hasty and sixth-round rookie Elijah Mitchell will be on hand as the reserve options behind Raheem Mostert for the opener. While Mostert is expected to dominate the snaps and touches among the San Francisco backs, Hasty and Mitchell are both expected to see some involvement on offense, especially if the game turns non-competitive in the second half. As an undrafted rookie last season, Hasty appeared in eight games and averaged 3.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown on 39 totes.
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