SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Running back Reggie Bush will not travel to Pittsburgh for Sunday's game against the Steelers, 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula said Friday.
Bush suffered a left calf injury on his second carry with his new team in the first quarter of Monday night's 20-3 season opening win against the Minnesota Vikings. He was carted off the field and didn't return to the game.
"We'll leave (Bush) back here, let him get the treatment," Tomsula said. "I want to make sure that's 100 percent before we move there. We feel great about it being 100 percent fast."
Bush's injury Monday led to former Austalian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne being the primary backup to Carlos Hyde, who ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Hayne, making his NFL debut, ran for 13 yards on four carries. Rookie running back Mike Davis was inactive Monday, and has a good chance of making his pro debut Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Tomsula also said wide receiver and return man Bruce Ellington is dealing with an ankle injury. Ellington stretched with the team Friday before coming off the field to have his ankle examined by the team's training staff. His status is unknwon for Sunday's game.
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