Running back Carlos Hyde, who has not practiced or played since Oct. 22 due to a stress fracture in his right foot, might not get his wish of playing again this season, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said.
"I don't know if Carlos will play this year or not,” Tomsula said on Monday at the his press conference at Levi’s Stadium. “I know Carlos would like to try and play."
Hyde’s return has been in question since he exited the lineup after attempting to play two games with the foot injury. He could require surgery to help repair the fracture of his fifth metatarsal. Hyde is the 49ers’ leading rusher with 470 yards despite missing the past five games.
In other injury news, outside linebacker Aaron Lynch and tight end Vance McDonald are going through the concussion protocol after sustaining concussions Sunday in the 49ers’ 26-20 overtime victory against the Chicago Bears.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite is scheduled to undergo an MRI examination on his ankle after aggravating the injury in the first half of Sunday’s game.
Tight end Garrett Celek, who was inactive due to a high ankle sprain, will meet with the medical staff on Monday. The 49ers are weighing whether Celek will be healthy enough to suit up again this season. The 49ers have four games remaining.