San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde has been hampered by a nagging foot injury all season which has limited his lateral movement and explosion. As a result, the second-year phenom will have no choice but to miss his first game of the 2015 season, as he recovers from his stress fracture.
An injury that includes the fifth metatarsal on his left foot, Hyde will now have to take a wait-and-see approach, as he tries to nurse himself back to health.
A source close to the situation says #49ers RB Carlos Hyde’s stress fracture could keep him out 4-6 weeks. It’s not looking good.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) October 31, 2015
However, it may be longer than expected, as a source close to the situation told me that Hyde’s stress fracture can ‘break’ at any moment. In addition they also said that Hyde could miss anywhere from four to six weeks, as they want Hyde to stay off the foot as he’s been having a hard time planting and exploding off that left leg.
In seven games this season, Hyde has amassed 115 carries for 470 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
With the 49ers continuing to ride out this season, they may have to be without their workhorse running back as Hyde may be out longer than initially reported.