49ers RB Carlos Hyde Has MCL Sprain

49ers running back Carlos Hyde sprained his MCL on Saturday against the Rams and will miss San Francisco’s game of the season, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The Niners are set to close out the season on New Year’s Day against the Seahawks. Coach Chip Kelly has since confirmed the news."<strong

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Hyde will finish his age-25 campaign having played in 13 games and posted career highs in nearly every offensive category. On 217 rush attempts, Hyde managed 988 yards (4.6 yards per attempt) and scored six touchdowns, while adding another three scores through the passing game. Hyde is signed through 2017, and now that he’s finished three NFL seasons, the 49ers are now allowed to extend him this offseason.

With Hyde sidelined for San Francisco’s season finale, the club could conceivably add another running back to its roster in the next week. Raheem Mostert, currently on the 49ers’ practice squad, is one obvious candidate to join Shaun Draughn, DuJuan Harris, and Mike Davis on the active roster.

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4 comments on “49ers RB Carlos Hyde Has MCL Sprain

  1. Thronson5

    Kaep led the defenders to him on that play because he stares down everyone he plans on throwing to and in my opinion that throw got Hyde hurt. This season was the worse I’ve seen as a 9ers fan. I can’t wait til the season is over, Kaep is gone, Baalke is gone, Gabbert is gone, York will have his power pulled by the family and we should have some good draft picks to build on. Not to mention the new GM should get a whole new staff in there.

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    • lee muncy

      those good draft picks will depend on who they hire and with everything changing at the top its a crapshoot at best. not the best time to be a 9ers fan but look across the bay at oakland, they were worse off and now look at them.

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    • cowman707

      This whole fall from grace has been horrible to watch. I can’t wait to start the rebuild and move on! There is absolutely no reason why we should’ve beat the rams last week. The browns gave us a shot at the first overall pick and we screwed it up!

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