In Friday night's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, 49ers RB Carlos Hyde was diagnosed with a concussion after rushing four times for 30 yards in the first quarter. According to 49ers coach Chip Kelly, Hyde is now in the NFL's concussion protocol and must clear all of the requisite tests to get cleared to return.
The story said it would make Hyde unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday in San Diego, not that he was necessarily going to appear in that game anyway. The goal now will be to get Hyde fully healthy and ready for the season opener on Sept. 12, which is Monday night. Shaun Draughn, who is Hyde's primary backup, has not played in either of the past two exhibition contests because of a rib injury though that isn't believed to be long term. Mike Davis and DuJuan Harris are next up on the 49ers depth chart.