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Carlos Hyde suffered concussion in first quarter vs. Packers

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The San Francisco 49ers lost running back Carlos Hyde to a concussion in the first quarter. We break down what that means.

The San Francisco 49ers Week 3 matchup against the Green Bay Packers saw all sorts of injury issues arise. Bruce Ellington, Quinton Dial, and Eric Reid were among those who suffered various injuries that hopefully are not too big an issue. But a notable one saw running back Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion in the first quarter. He will have to go through the concussion protocol before he can return to practice.

Hyde finished the game with four rushes for 30 yards. He has had a solid preseason campaign, and it’s safe to say that in light of this injury, his preseason is probably finished. The 49ers travel to face the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, and odds are pretty good that Hyde will not play in the game.

His primary backup is Shaun Draughn, but he did not play on Friday due to a rib injury prior to last week’s preseason game. If Draughn can play, he’ll likely be the starter, but if he cannot play, Mike Davis and DuJuan Harris will split the bulk of the snaps, with Kelvin Taylor and Kendall Gaskins getting work behind them.