SANTA CLARA – Running back Carlos Hyde, who sustained a concussion Friday night in the 49ers’ exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers, has cleared his baseline level of signs and symptoms and has started non-football activity.
Hyde will not play Thursday night in the 49ers’ exhibition finale against the San Diego Chargers, but he appears to be on pace to return to practice next week for the 49ers’ regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, Sept. 12.
Hyde, and all players returning from a concussion, must remain symptom-free after light aerobic exercise, strength training , football-specific activities and full clearance to return to practice. Hyde was on a side field on Tuesday going through non-football activity.
Defensive lineman Quinton Dial, who sustained a left knee injury on Friday against the Green Bay Packers, will not play Thursday, but coach Chip Kelly said he expects Dial to be available for the regular-season opener.
Linebacker Nick Bellore and wide receiver Bryce Treggs were seen running on a side field with the team’s strength and conditioning staff. Bellore and Treggs both sustained non-surgical knee injuries against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 20.
Wide receiver Bruce Ellington remains sidelined with a hamstring strain. His status for the season opener remains in question. The 49ers on Sunday acquired slot receiver/punt returner Jeremy Kerley in a trade with the Detroit Lions for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas.