On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers lost their two leading rushers, Elijah Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty to injury. The team was already thin on running backs with just five healthy players on the roster.
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Trenton Cannon, the 49ers’ recently acquired running back, was not expected to play in any capacity other than special teams on Sunday. They had no option but to include him in the attack, as it turned out.
The Niners had lost their top three running backs in the space of roughly five minutes by the conclusion of their 17-11 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. That occurred after starting quarterback Raheem Mostert suffered a season-ending left knee injury against the Detroit Lions last week.
It started with starter Elijah Mitchell’s right shoulder, then JaMycal Hasty’s ankle injury, and lastly rookie Trey Sermon’s concussion. Mitchell left after a 1-yard touchdown run was overruled with 11 minutes, 4 seconds left in the game, while Hasty and Sermon were gone by 5:45.
Hasty and Sermon did not return to the game, but Mitchell came back in at 5:26. After the game, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said he hoped Mitchell’s ailment was only a stinger and not anything that would last a long time.
When the crew returns to the Bay Area, Mitchell will undergo further testing.
“When he said he was well enough to come back in, you assume it’s a stinger,” Shanahan said, “but until you have time to go get an MRI and things like that, you never know.” “But, fingers crossed, it was only a stinger. You generally feel good about it because of the manner he was speaking and his ability to return to the game.”
On a day when every yard was tough to come by, the Niners ended with 117 yards on 38 carries, an average of only 3.1 yards per attempt.
Mitchell started in Mostert’s place after running for 104 yards in his NFL debut last week, but failed to get anything going on the ground as the Niners’ offense didn’t get rolling until late in the first half. Mitchell rushed for 42 yards on 17 attempts and caught two passes for 11 yards.
Hasty was the Niners’ most successful rusher, running five times for 38 yards and catching four passes for 21 yards. Sermon got 8 yards on his lone rush, but he was hit in the head with shoulder and helmet shots, resulting in a concussion.
Sermon will enter the concussion protocol right away and must pass it before returning to the field. After the game, Shanahan was uncertain of the severity of Hasty’s ankle injury, and he, too, would undergo further testing back in the Bay Area.
Cannon carried once for 1 yard between Hasty’s and Sermon’s departures and Mitchell’s return, capping a hectic week in which the 49ers grabbed him off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.
“He’s just been here since Wednesday,” Shanahan said, “and we dressed him to help us out on special teams today.” “And from what I saw, he did an outstanding job, and we weren’t expecting him to play running back, but I believe he did, and I’m just happy he understood what he was doing.”
The 49ers may need to add another player to the mix depending on Mitchell, Hasty, and Sermon’s condition after Wednesday’s practice. After being added to the practice squad last week, veteran running back Kerryon Johnson might be a viable alternative if required.
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