The San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is officially done for the season. Hyde has been hampered by a foot injury for the past several weeks.
He’s been shut down by general manager Trent Baalke and head coach Jim Tomsula since Week 7. He was the only bright spot for the team before going down with injury.
The 49ers have been woeful this season, and he was their best offensive player. Colin Kaepernick, who was previously their best player, was a bust.
He had a 4.1 yard per carry even though the 49ers have a horrible offensive line. With Hyde out, Shaun Draughn will continue to carry the ball, as he closes out the season.
In his seven games, he had 115 carries for 470 yards and three touchdowns. He also had one 100-yard rushing game, which was in the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings when he had 26 carries for 168 yards.
Since then, his second-highest came in Week 5 against the New York Giants when he had 21 carries for 93 yards.
On Monday, Tomsula admitted that Hyde may not return to the team this season. He didn’t even make the trip to Chicago last week against the Bears when the 49ers won in overtime.
With this move, the 49ers open a roster spot, which the team has been holding in hopes that Hyde would be able to return.
The 24-year-old should be healthy by training camp in July barring any significant setbacks.