The San Francisco 49ers are back at practice, and they have some early names that will show up on the injury report. Running back Carlos Hyde, tight end Garrett Celek and linebacker Michael Wilhoite are all sitting out Wednesday's practice session, according to Cam Inman. The team will release their first practice participation report Wednesday afternoon, and it appears all three will be listed as DNPs.
Hyde continues to rehab the stress fracture in his foot. Jim Tomsula has said he is day-to-day, and has been so for the past month. This will mark his sixth week of recovery if he sits out the entire week. My guess is he will in fact sit it out, and Shaun Draughn will start in his place on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Celek suffered a high ankle sprain this past week, and those often result in multi-week absences. The team signed tight end Jamie Childers to the practice squad, pairing him with Brian Leonhardt. There is probably a good chance the team activates one of them later this weekend to join Vance McDonald and Blake Bell on the game-day roster.
Wilhoite's ankle injury is a new one, so we'll be keeping an eye on his status as the week progresses. Gerald Hodges would start in Wilhoite's place if he was unable to play on Sunday, but there is no indication this is sufficiently serious enough to cost him Sunday's game.