The San Francisco 49ers offensive workhorse returned to practice today, as third-year RB Carlos Hyde was cleared for football activities. The punishing running back has been out due to a concussion suffered on Aug. 26 and has since been under the concussion protocol watch. However, it appears now that Hyde is back in action, and poised to start the 2016 season as the unquestioned starter.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) September 7, 2016
Today, Hyde was wearing a blue non-contact jersey which means despite being cleared for football activities- the team is still taking a non-contact approach, as they ease him back to health.
In order to be activated for the season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, Hyde must first pass a series of concussion protocol tests including a simulated contact test.
In other news, the 49ers banged up defensive line is starting to return to full-strength. 49ers DE Quinton Dial who has been rehabbing an MCL sprain, looked to be in good spirits while DE Glenn Dorsey was working with DLC Jerry Azzinaro in individual drills. Will Dorsey suit up and be activated on Monday Night? Don’t get your hopes up. I doubt it but time will tell.
In 21 regular season games, Hyde has amassed 198 carries for 803 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns.