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Carlos Hyde to undergo MRI on left knee Sunday

Hyde exited Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after taking a helmet directly to his knee.

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde will undergo an MRI on his left knee on Sunday after returning to the Bay Area. Hyde exited Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams with the injury and there was a lot of talk about it being particularly serious.

There hasn’t been any good news to this point, but Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area did report that there is “more optimism” as the 49ers head home. So that’s a good sign, but it’s hardly anything definitive.

After the game, Hyde said he was praying that the injury was not serious but had little else to offer on the subject. He did say that it felt great to get a win, finally, and that’s definitely a good sign. Sure it hurt their draft positioning, but the guys in the locker room needed a win.

Hyde exited the game in the fourth quarter after taking a shot directly to his left knee. It was an outside throw that took time for Colin Kaepernick to deliver and Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines read it well. Just as Hyde turned up the field, Gaines’ helmet went right into Hyde’s knee.

There is hope that Hyde can play in the regular season finale as he tries to finish with 1,000 yards. When he left the game, he had 988 rushing yards on the season.