The San Francisco 49ers made it out of Monday Night Football with a limited injury report, and that injury does not look like a significant issue. Running back Reggie Bush left the game in the first quarter with a leg injury, later described as a calf strain. On Tuesday, Jim Tomsula updated his status. He said Bush looked fine, but would be getting an MRI to make sure everything is good to go.
The 49ers have Tuesday off, although the weight room is apparently full. They return to practice on Wednesday, with a quick turnaround for their Sunday matchup with a well-rested Pittsburgh Steelers squad. Tomsula would not commit to Bush's availability for the Steelers game. He said he would update his status later in the week, but did not want to say one thing now only to have it be wrong in the future. Additionally, he said the team will be cautious to prevent injuries from developing into bigger problems.
In Bush's absence, Jarryd Hayne ended up playing 13 offensive snaps, and being removed from punt return duties. Hayne did fumble his first return, but with Mike Davis inactive, it made sense to not risk losing the only other backup running back. This coming weekend, I suspect Bush ends up inactive, and the 49ers activate Davis. That would give them a more experienced backup behind Carlos Hyde. While Hyde is a work-horse running back, rest is welcome. He had no problems with the Vikings, but we don't want to see him running the ball 26 times every game.