After the 49ers' close 33-30 loss to the Packers last week, Matt Breida said he would have to be “in a wheelchair to not go.” He ended the evening in Green Bay with 14 carries for 61 yards.
It was a different story Sunday in the lopsided 39-10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. On the first play, Breida aggravated his ankle injury and had to come out of the game. The team’s medical staff taped both of his ankles, and he returned. On his first carry after re-entering, Breida lost a fumble.
He finished the day with a modest five carries for 15 yards -- his lowest output of the season.
Related players: Raheem Mostert, Alfred Morris
As the story led with, Breida might have to get healthier before returning to the field. HC Kyle Shanahan said Breida has done a good job recovering during the week but may have to consider letting him heal before playing again. Mostert and Morris would see an increase if Breida misses time. Mostert rushed for 59 yards and had four catches for 19 yards.