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Carlos Hyde injury update: 49ers running back expected to play vs. Cardinals, will test hip pre-game

We break down the latest news on Carlos Hyde’s injured hip heading into Sunday’s game vs. the Cardinals

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The San Francisco 49ers listed running back Carlos Hyde as questionable for Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals after he was listed as limited all three days of practice. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday that the hip was still hurting, and Hyde would be a game-time decision. According to Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter, it sounds like Hyde will probably play.

Rapoport and Schefter pump out a lot of information about injured players’ statuses on Sunday morning. The two of them used slightly different language in discussing Hyde.

The 49ers kick off at 1:05 p.m. today, which means inactives are due by 11:35 a.m. The beat writers will be on hand to observe Hyde as he goes through pre-game warmups. They usually can get a good handle on his status from how those warmups look.

If cannot go, Matt Breida would get the start, and Raheem Mostert would be the No. 2 running back. If Hyde does go, I think we see Breida get a slightly heavier load than normal. Hyde is not at 100 percent, so it makes sense to work in the strong running of Breida as well. The rookie has 11 rushes on the season and is averaging five yards per carry. I would not be all that surprised to see him get closer to 10 carries today.