SANTA CLARA – Running back Carlos Hyde will remain in the Bay Area to receive treatment when the 49ers travel to Seattle for Sunday’s game.
Hyde, the 49ers’ leading rusher with 470 yards and three touchdown, will miss his third consecutive game due to a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot. Coach Jim Tomsula announced Friday that Hyde would not play in the game -- or even make the trip when the team departs on Saturday.
“We were optimistic he’d get more work done,” said Tomsula, who stated on Wednesday the medical staff expected Hyde to get limited practice time this week. But the medical staff kept Hyde sidelined due to soreness in his foot.
Hyde has not practiced since he rushed for 40 yards on 11 carries against the Seahawks on Oct. 22.
The 49ers will turn to recent acquisitions Shaun Draughn and Travaris Cadet, as well as Kendall Gaskins, in Sunday’s game. Draughn and Cadet have previous NFL experience. Gaskins was brought up from the practice squad for the Nov. 1 game against St. Louis. Draughn, making the first start of his 36-game NFL career, rushed for 68 yards and added 39 yards receiving in the 49ers' 17-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 8.
“Those guys have done a nice job,” Tomsula said. “And Kendall Gaskins, also, the work he’s doing and been doing has been really good, too.”
In other 49ers injury news, cornerback Kenneth Acker has received full clearance to play Sunday, but Tomsula declined to reveal how the 49ers will divide the play time among the cornerbacks. Acker started the first eight games of the season before he was held out of the game against the Falcons due to a concussion.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is expected to return after missing two games with a hamstring strain.