The San Francisco 49ers running back situation is all over the place, but we have a couple details of note this morning. Adam Schefter is reporting (or really confirming what we know) Shaun Draughn will get the start against the Seattle Seahawks. Draughn got the start two weeks ago against the Atlanta Falcons, so this is not a surprising development. Kendall Gaskins and Travaris Cadet are behind Draughn on the depth chart. Gaskins likely gets a handful of snaps, with Cadet serving as a third down back and special teams player.
The other bit of news comes courtesy of Matt Barrows. The 49ers beat writer is reporting the plan is for Carlos Hyde to get back on the field either this coming week for the Cardinals game, or the following week for the Bears game. He did acknowledge the plan has changed before.
I wouldn't say the Barrows report is exactly breaking news, but it does indicate the 49ers and Hyde are not considering surgery at this point. Rest can be enough to get through the injury, and Hyde already has 31 days of non-football work at this point. He played against the Seahawks in Week 7, and has been inactive and listed as a DNP in practice every since.
Jim Tomsula suggested he was going to practice this past Wednesday, but the training staff decided otherwise, and he sat out the rest of the week. I could see him getting in a practice or two but being inactive Sunday, but maybe the 49ers sit him the whole week, and re-assess the next week.