The San Francisco 49ers offense has been wildly inconsistent this season, but one highlight has been running back Carlos Hyde. He has had his own issues with consistency, but he had a chance to surpass 1,000 rushing yards for the season. He was 50 shy of the mark, and cut it down to 12 shy before he suffered a tough knee injury. He has been ruled OUT for the rest of the game.
Hyde caught a pass and turned upfield, only to have E.J. Gaines take a shot at his knee on the tackle attempt. Hyde fumbled the ball and went down with the injury. He got up and went back down before trainers got out to assist him. Eventually he left the game with the trainers. He was able to walk the last few steps under his own power, and then walked back to the locker room with the trainer.
It’s a shame that Hyde was unable to get over the 50 yards today, as his status for Week 17 is in question. He was able to walk to the locker room on his own, which is a good sign for his injury. Whether he suffered any sort of sprain or bruise, or ends up fine, it would not surprise me to see them shut him down for next week. I suppose if it ends up just having been a scare, maybe he plays to get the 1,000 yards. But if there is any question about the knee, it makes sense to shut him down.