PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco 49ers did not intend to make use of newly acquired working again Trenton Cannon in any position aside from particular groups on Sunday. Because it turned out, they’d no alternative however to plug him into the offense.
By the tip of San Francisco’s 17-11 victory towards the Philadelphia Eagles, the Niners had misplaced their high three working backs to accidents in a span of about 5 minutes. That got here after starter Raheem Mostert was misplaced to a season-ending left knee damage final week towards the Detroit Lions.
First, it was starter Elijah Mitchell‘s proper shoulder, then it was an ankle damage for JaMycal Hasty, and eventually it was a concussion for rookie Trey Sermon. Mitchell departed after a 1-yard landing run was overturned with 11 minutes, four seconds to go, and Hasty and Sermon have been out by the 5:45 mark.
Hasty and Sermon didn’t return to the sport, whereas Mitchell reentered with 5:26 to play. After the sport, Niners coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned that the hope was Mitchell’s damage was only a stinger and would not be something that lingers long run.
Mitchell is slated to have additional exams carried out when the staff returns to the Bay Space.
“He mentioned he was ok to return again in, in order that’s whenever you suppose it is a stinger, however till you may have time to go and get an MRI and stuff like that, you by no means know,” Shanahan mentioned. “However we’re hoping it was only a stinger. You often be ok with it the best way he was speaking and the best way he was capable of come again within the recreation.”
The Niners completed with 117 yards on 38 carries, a mean of simply 3.1 yards per try on a day through which each yard was troublesome to return by.
After dashing for 104 yards in his NFL debut final week, Mitchell began in Mostert’s place however struggled to get a lot happening the bottom, because the Niners’ offense did not get on observe till late within the first half. Mitchell completed with 17 carries for 42 yards and had two catches for 11 yards.
Hasty had probably the most success of the Niners’ runners, carrying 5 occasions for 38 yards to go along with 4 catches for 21 yards. Sermon gained eight yards on his lone carry however suffered a concussion when he took shoulder and helmet photographs to the pinnacle on the try.
Sermon will instantly go into the concussion protocol and should clear it earlier than he can return to the sector. Shanahan was not sure of the severity of Hasty’s ankle damage after the sport, and he, too, is ready for additional exams again within the Bay Space.
In between Hasty’s and Sermon’s exits and Mitchell’s return, Cannon carried as soon as and misplaced 1 yard to place a cap on a whirlwind week through which the 49ers claimed him off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday.
“He is solely been right here since Wednesday and we dressed him to assist us out on particular groups at the moment,” Shanahan mentioned. “And from what I noticed he did a hell of a job and we weren’t anticipating him to go in at working again, however I believe he did go in and I am simply glad he knew what to do.”
Relying on the standing of Mitchell, Hasty and Sermon come Wednesday’s apply, the 49ers may wish so as to add one other again to the combo. Veteran again Kerryon Johnson could possibly be one choice if wanted after he was signed to the apply squad final week.