Breida (ankle) remained limited at Thursday's practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After taking a week off to give his left ankle a rest, Breida has logged back-to-back limited showings. The activity level doesn't exactly shed light on his availability for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News suggests the 49ers will make a decision Friday. If coach Kyle Shanahan and company continue to exercise caution with Breida, the backfield would be headed by Jeff Wilson, who has accumulated 47 touches for 230 yards from scrimmage the last two contests.
Breida (ankle) will be limited at Wednesday's practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Coach Kyle Shanahan got ahead of any "will he or won't he play" by ruling out Breida for Week 14 one day removed from a Week 13 loss at Seattle in which the running back played through a lingering ankle injury. The reprieve from game action appears to have done Breida some good, but it remains to be seen if he'll do enough this week to be cleared for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. In Breida's place this past Sunday, Jeff Wilson compiled 96 yards from scrimmage on 24 touches as the lead back in a win versus the Broncos.
Coach Kyle Shanahan ruled out Breida (ankle) for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
After aggravating his ankle injury, Breida didn't approach his usual snap count Week 13 in Seattle, using those 10 reps to post eight touches for 57 yards from scrimmage. Meanwhile, undrafted rookie Jeff Wilson churned out 134 scrimmage yards on 23 touches while logging 55 (of 76) offensive snaps. The 49ers seem to have come to their senses with Breida, who could be sidelined until he approaches 100 percent. In the short term, though, he'll yield the backfield to Wilson and veteran Alfred Morris in Week 14.
Coach Kyle Shanahan said Breida aggravated his ankle injury during pregame warmups for Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
This is the obvious explanation for Jeff Wilson piling up 134 yards on 23 touches while Breida was limited to six yards on five carries and 51 yards on three receptions. The second-year pro had no problem playing through shoulder and knee injuries in September, but the ankle issue has continued to pop up throughout the season. Sitting at 2-10 ahead of a Week 14 game against Denver, the 49ers might want to consider allowing to Breida get some rest.
Breida gained six yards on five carries and 51 yards on three catches in Sunday's 43-16 loss to Seattle.
Breida took a clear backseat to Jeff Wilson, who piled up 134 yards on 23 touches (eight catches) despite exiting the game at one point to be evaluated for a foot injury. Wilson reentered the contest and continued dominating the backfield work, while Breida was in and out of the game all afternoon. It may be time for the 49ers to consider resting their top running back, even though he's often been effective while playing at less than 100 percent. San Francisco will host the Broncos in Week 14.
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