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Matt Breida confirms that his ankle injury was a ‘little tweak,’ report has it as mid-ankle sprain, MRI negative

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Breida talks about his play before the injury, and what the team needs to do going forward from the loss facing the Cardinals

Pat’s Update ( #2): Matt Maiocco is reporting the MRI came back negative. It’s looking more like a mid-ankle sprain. This is good.

Fooch’s update (#1): Matt Maiocco is reporting the injury is a mid-to-high ankle sprain and Breida will undergo an MRI on Monday. Maiocco tweeted, “He may not play next week, as the team wants to give it time to heal and not be something that bothers him throughout the rest of the season.”

After losing both Jerick McKinnon and Jimmy Garoppolo to season ending injuries, one of the bright spots for the 49ers offense has been been running back Matt Breida. He led the league in rushing yards and yards per carry through he first three weeks. He has battled injuries throughout the first five weeks but came back and started the game facing the Cardinals with a bang, with 56 yards on eight carries giving him and average of seven yards per carry.

In the last play of the first quarter a Cardinal defensive player landed awkwardly on Breida’s left leg. He limped off the field with a lot of assistance from the training staff and Kyle Juszczyk. Later, trainers taped up both of Breida’s ankles and he tested the stability of them near the bench area and looked to be wanting to get back into the game. He walked to the locker room during the second quarter without favoring his injured foot, but he never returned to the game.

At first look, it appeared that the staff was looking at Breida’s knee. He explained that he didn’t know what was hurt at first because his leg was numb. He added that he always wants to go back into the game but that it’s a long season and they needed to think long term. Thankfully the x-rays came back negative and although he left the locker room in a waling boot, there is a possibility that he could return for the team’s Monday Nigh Match up in Green Bay.

Kyle Shanahan on the toughness and ability:

“If Breida can’t go back in the game, then no one can go back in the game because he works as hard as anyone at that. He’s been one of our better players and obviously when he’s not in there it’s definitely not easier.”

Breida on what the team has to do moving forward:

“Just get better. We have to really dig deep and see what our team is made of now. This is not where we planned on being at, but this is where we are. We just have to overcome adversity.”