SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers do not need a transparent image as to who will play working again for them Sunday evening, however the items began to return in combination on Friday.
After dropping working backs Elijah Mitchell (proper shoulder), JaMycal Hasty (left ankle) and Trey Sermon (concussion) within the Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, it used to be truthful to surprise who, precisely, would play working again in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Whilst trainer Kyle Shanahan straight away dominated out Hasty, who is anticipated to move on injured reserve, he left the door open for Mitchell and Sermon.
Sermon looks as if the most productive guess to begin in opposition to Inexperienced Bay after Shanahan stated he had a excellent week of apply. Sermon cleared the concussion protocol Friday morning and took part in all 3 practices all the way through the week. He wore a blue no-contact jersey Wednesday and Thursday however used to be ready to shed that for Friday’s exercise.
“With the principles of protocol, you’ll be able to’t do the whole lot, however he is been nice all week,” Shanahan stated. “Simply what he has been ready to do particular person [drills] after which attending to do the whole lot these days, however you might be by no means absolutely positive of it till they transparent the [protocol].”
Mitchell’s scenario is extra tenuous, as he’s indexed as in doubt to play. He didn’t apply Wednesday and Thursday, although he used to be noticed performing some paintings on an aspect box Thursday. On Friday, Mitchell participated on a restricted foundation, although that’s the lightest apply of the week.
Mitchell stepped in because the starter in opposition to the Eagles with Hasty because the backup. Sermon used to be a wholesome scratch in Week 1, then suffered the concussion on his first NFL raise after Mitchell and Hasty departed with their accidents in Philadelphia.
However for the reason that 49ers, who misplaced beginning working again Raheem Mostert to a season-ending knee harm in Week 1, are so gentle on confirmed choices on the place, Shanahan is maintaining out hope Mitchell might be to be had in some capability.
“I believe on this scenario the place you might be down quite a few guys and the opposite guys are brand-new guys, that is why when it comes all the way down to the twine. It is like that,” Shanahan stated. “If Raheem used to be nonetheless right here, clearly Hasty used to be nonetheless there, you may without a doubt simply wait per week. However if you find yourself selecting guys who’re simply seeking to catch up and finding out this week, you are a little extra affected person with that.
“So if he looks like he can cross and the docs say that he can not harm himself any worse, then that is why we might do it.”
Trenton Cannon, who used to be claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens remaining week, and Jacques Patrick, who signed with the group off the Cincinnati Bengals‘ apply squad Tuesday, are the opposite backs at the energetic roster.