San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida were both listed as limited participants in practice on Thursday, but both were removed from the injury report entirely on Friday.
Hyde is dealing with a hip injury that has been bothering him all season, but he seems like he’ll be full systems go against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Breida has an ankle injury, but is also no longer on the injury report.
They would likely be “probable” if that designation still exists, but bother seem close to 100 percent going into Week 5.
On the season, Hyde has looked good running the ball. A huge chunk of his yardage has come after contact, and he’s fought very hard for every single yard gained. This year, he’s carried the ball 65 times for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
Breida, a rookie, has 20 carries for 71 yards as Hyde’s backup. Breida’s per-carry average is 3.6 yards, while Hyde has a 4.9 yards-per-carry average.
I’m really not sure what to think of Breida overall. I don’t think he has the potential to be a true starter if Hyde ever goes down with an injury, but he’s shown decent explosiveness and he knows what to do with the ball. He’s decisive, which is important, but I was hoping for more out of Hyde’s backup, at least for now.
Either way, both look like they’ll be plenty ready for Sunday.