So close, yet so far. Carlos Hyde will be the latest member of the San Francisco 49ers to be added to the list of injured reserve in 2016. Hyde tore his MCL on Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams, according to Adam Schefter, and is done for the season.
Hyde was just 12 yards shy of hitting the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his NFL career. He will finish the season with 1,151 all purpose yards in his third year where he has played in 13 games. He has yet to finish a full season playing all 16 games as a result of injuries.
Hyde caught his third touchdown reception of the season in Los Angeles which is the most by a 49ers running back since Frank Gore hit the same mark in 2009.
There is no report of the severity of the tear, so no accurate estimation of the recovery time.
According to the University of California San Francisco, these are the recovery times for an MCL tear:
- A minor, or grade 1, MCL tear can take from a few days to a week and a half to heal sufficiently for you to return to normal activities, including sports.
- A grade 2 tear can take from two to four weeks to heal.
- A grade 3 tear usually takes from four to eight weeks to heal, unless it is associated with damage to the ACL, in which case the recovery time may be longer.