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Carlos Hyde ruled OUT for Sunday vs. Rams

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The San Francisco 49ers will be without arguably their best offensive weapon on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. We break down the news about Carlos Hyde's absence.

The San Francisco 49ers released their Week 8 final injury report, and we have a bit of a stunner. The team declared Carlos Hyde OUT for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. Hyde sat out all three days of practice this week, which was a first for him. He had been dealing with the foot injury since the Giants game, but had gotten in at least limited sessions the last couple weeks.

Hyde's absence means we will likely see all three of Reggie Bush, Mike Davis and Jarryd Hayne active for Week 8. I would expect a bit of a committee, with Davis handling a lot of the first down work, and Bush handling third down work. Hayne will get some work as well, but I suspect he is the back end of that rotation.

The longer this season moves along, the weirder things are going to get for roster decisions. If the 49ers lose to the Rams and Falcons the next two weeks, do they consider shutting down Hyde to rest his foot? The stress fracture can only be healed with rest or surgery. Rest during the week is great, but if he is playing on it on Sundays, it doesn't really do anything to help heal the injury.