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Report: Tevin Coleman to miss several games with a sprained ankle

Raheem Mostert time?

NFL: SEP 08 49ers at Buccaneers Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As we wait on the official news for San Francisco 49ers RB Tevin Coleman, who underwent an MRI on Monday in Ohio, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that “it sounds to me that he(Coleman) is expected to miss several games with a sprained ankle.” Rap Sheet continued saying that Coleman is still undergoing tests, and the team is still trying to determine whether this is a “regular old ankle sprain or a high ankle sprain. Early thought is potentially a high ankle.”

In the video below, Rapoport mentions that it will be back up running backs, either way, moving forward.

Raheem Mostert made the most of his opportunity on Sunday. In nine carries, Mostert had 40 yards, two first downs, and one ten plus yard rush. The most impressive stat was 38 of those 40 yards came after contact. Mostert also was able to force four broken tackles.

Coleman gives the 49ers an option out of the backfield that they will miss. Coleman is a more experienced pass-catcher than Matt Breida and Mostert. Breida worked hard in the offseason to improve as a receiver, and we saw him make a highlight catch in the preseason. Lining up in the slot and being comfortable down the field is something Coleman has excelled at throughout his career. On the ground, it wouldn’t be too big of a loss, but you do lose production through the air.

I’m on a conference call with Shanahan as we speak(the call was scheduled for 1:15 PT), so expect an update from him shortly.