According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, it appears that San Francisco 49ers RB Mike Davis will now undergo surgery to repair a fractured hand. An injury that occurred during yesterday’s loss to the St. Louis Rams, Davis will now be under the knife, as the team nurses him back to health.
The 49ers stable of running backs wears thin, as only recently promoted RB Kendall Gaskins is healthy. The team lost RB Reggie Bush as well in yesterday’s loss as he slid on a concrete floor forcing him to hit a wall while early prognosis indicates a torn ACL and MCL injuries.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) October 31, 2015
The injuries come just one day after releasing rookie RB Jarryd Hayne. The electrifying return man was given his walking papers on Saturday, as the team needed a more reliable running back presence. A move I was not in favor of as I tweeted that I would rather roll the dice on Hayne’s upside than Bush’s durability — that’s exactly what happened as Bush is now likely lost for the season.
Now the team is left scrambling for healthy bodies and today settled on 2011 undrafted rookie free-agent RB Shaun Draughn as he signed a one-year deal. The North Carolina product has bounced around the league during his short tenure in the NFL with teams such as Washington, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, and Cleveland Browns.
Why not bring back the Australian Rugby League star instead? That’s a good question. As he cleared waivers at today’s 1 p.m. deadline, leaving the door open for his return.