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Carlos Hyde injury: 49ers running back expected to play vs. Seahawks despite questionable status

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No surprise in this report from Ian Rapoport. This bigger question with Carlos Hyde's foot injury is how the 49ers complement him on Thursday Night Football.

This is not breaking news for 49ers fans, but I figured it was worth a note. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted that Carlos Hyde is "good to go" for tonight's Thursday Night Football contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Hyde was listed as limited all three days of practice due to the foot injury that has lingered the last couple weeks.

The bigger question at running back is what the 49ers plan on doing to provide complementary options to Hyde. Reggie Bush is listed as probable, which would seem to indicate he will play. While that is all well and good, one wonders if he can contribute and finish a game this year. Bush has appeared in three games this season. In Week 1 he played eight snaps. In Week 4, he played 13 snaps and was there through the end of the game. In Week 5, he played three snaps.

If healthy, Bush provides a solid weapon out of the backfield. The problem though is he has not remained healthy. He finished the Packers game, but the offense really did not get much of anything going. Maybe this is the week we finally see some semblance of Reggie Bush unleashed? Jarryd Hayne and Mike Davis do provide alternatives, but neither is looking like a strong option in their respective rookie campaigns. Considering Hyde's foot injury, the 49ers are going to need to get something from Bush if they want to have a chance in Thursday's game.