SANTA CLARA, Calif. - With 10:36 left in the third quarter of Sunday's 25-20 win over the Ravens, running back Carlos Hyde took the ball from Colin Kaepernick, made one cut, and then went to the ground.
Typically, non-contact injuries are the worst kind. By Hyde didn't suffer something like an ACL tear. Instead, he aggravated a foot injury but putting to much pressure on it, he said. The injury was initially sustained in last week's loss to the Giants.
"It hurts when I put too much weight on it,” Hyde said. "It just shocked me how bad it hurt when I tried to put too much weight on it and I just went down.”
The 49ers take on the Seahawks Thursday night at Levi's Stadium, leaving Hyde just three days to prepare the injured foot for one of the league's best defenses.
"I didn’t make it worse today. I came out fine," Hyde said. "I mean, how it was before. I think I’ll be alright. You know, get more treatment on it this week so maybe I’ll be able to go Thursday. I think I’ll be alright.”
Hyde missed practice leading into Sunday's game, which is likely to happen again this week. He rushed for just 55 yards on 21 carries against Baltimore's defense that was committed to loading the box and forcing the 49ers to beat them with the passing game. He has 430 yards and three touchdowns for the season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
"We just decided to take it easy on him there and get the other guys some reps, we had them up. So, we’ll just continue to stay on top of that," head coach Jim Tomsula said.
With Reggie Bush out again after aggravating his calf strain last week, the 49ers had Jarryd Hayne and Mike Davis available in reserve roles. However, Hayne did not receive a carry, while Davis' lone touch late in the game went for no gain.
The 49ers rans for just 65 yards Sunday, a season low, while throwing for a season-best 340 yards against the Ravens.
Chris Biderman is the Editor-in-Chief of Niners Digest and covers the 49ers from their headquarters in Santa Clara. Chris has been writing about the team since the spring of 2013. The Ohio State alum received his Journalism degree in 2011 and has been working in sports media since 2008. Chris, a Santa Rosa, Calif. native, is also a contributor to the Associated Press covering sports throughout the Bay Area. You can follow Chris on Twitter here.
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