We should have a few injury updates throughout Tuesday. San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida left Monday night’s game with a sprained ankle. Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Breida will get a second opinion on the sprained ankle he aggravated in the loss to the Seahawks. It doesn’t sound like a bad injury but may miss some time to let it heal.
With Breida out, Raheem Mostert took over the carries at running back. He was on the field in overtime when the 49ers wanted to run the ball while the offense threw the ball to Tevin Coleman. I’d be fine with that. It’s an unpopular opinion, but I think Mostert is a better runner than Coleman. I do think Coleman has more value in the passing game.
Some good news came out regarding Richburg. He is OK after coming out of last night’s game with an injury to his non-snapping hand. That would be a loss the 49ers can’t afford. Richburg makes all the protection calls upfront, and we saw the line give up a sack that led to a fumble when Richburg was out. They looked lost without their anchor in the middle.
We’ll have more updates today as we await the MRI results for Emmanuel Sanders and Ronald Blair. The word on Blair is that his season is over. Hopefully, that’s not the case.