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.
Breida (ankle) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game in Seattle.
Breida upgraded to full participation Friday after logging limited practices Wednesday and Thursday. He's been banged up for nearly every game this season, yet still ranks third among 49 qualified rushers with 5.8 yards per carry. While unchallenged as the leader of the San Francisco backfield, Breida did cede eight touches to Jeff Wilson during last week's 27-9 loss in Tampa Bay. With no chance at a playoff berth or even a respectable record, the 49ers don't have any incentive to give Breida more than 15-to-20 touches per game.
Breida (ankle) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Breida was affected by an ankle injury for most of October, but November has been a different story. Prior to the 49ers' previous games in Weeks 10 and 12, his practice reps weren't impacted, making this his first less-than-full listing since Oct. 31. He's sandwiched back-to-back 100-yard performances on the ground about the 49ers' Week 11 bye, totaling 272 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in those two outings. Assuming he continues to play through any residual discomfort in his ankle, he'll set his sights on Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks, who have given up 143.9 scrimmage yards per game and 12 touchdowns to running backs in 11 contests this season.
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