The San Francisco 49ers activated Carlos Hyde for Thursday Night Football, but it sounds like he will be playing with pain on Thursday, and moving forward. CBS' Tracy Wolfson said she spoke with Hyde, and he described his foot injury as a stress fracture.
Jim Tomsula described the injury previously as a bone bruise, and Hyde has been limited in practice the last two weeks. On Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, he left the game at one point after aggravating the foot on a run cut (no contact). He finished the game, but it is clearly a problem that will nag him the rest of this season.
For Thursday Night Football, Reggie Bush is active for the first time since Week 5. Rookie Jarryd Hayne is inactive, while rookie Mike Davis is active. Bush will be used in a complementary role, and Davis will likely get some opportunities as well. If Bush injures himself, Davis will become the primary backup.
The 49ers brought in Pierre Thomas for a workout earlier this week. He did not sign, but the team likely has him on speed dial in case anything goes wrong with Hyde or Bush.