SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers jogging lower back Elijah Mitchell did now no longer play in Friday’s preseason opener in opposition to the Green Bay Packers due to a hamstring harm and will pass over all 3 of the group’s preseason games.
After Friday’s 28-21 win in opposition to the Packers, Niners train Kyle Shanahan stated Mitchell is handling a hamstring harm and might not play in subsequent week’s sport in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings, either.
The equal is real of cornerback Charvarius Ward, who’s additionally handling a strained hamstring.
“Both of them had gentle tissue injuries,” Shanahan stated. “They might not be to be had subsequent week. We’ll see the week after that.
Mitchell and Ward are predicted to be geared up for the regular-season opener 9/11 in opposition to the Chicago Bears.
Through the primary weeks of camp, Mitchell had resumed the function he took on remaining season as San Francisco’s beginning jogging lower back. With Mitchell out, the 49ers will flip to a collection that consists of Trey Sermon, rookie Tyrion Davis-Price and JaMycal Hasty to address the exhibition incorporates.
Sermon commenced Friday, completing with six incorporates for eleven yards. Davis-Price were given the maximum work, main the group with 10 tries for 36 yards. Hasty additionally had 36 yards on 5 incorporates.
Veteran lower back Jeff Wilson Jr. is likewise at the roster however did now no longer play in opposition to Green Bay together with a massive institution of key Niners that blanketed left address Trent Williams, cease Nick Bosa, linebacker Fred Warner, receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk and tight cease George Kittle.
A 2021 sixth-spherical choose out of Louisiana, Mitchell set a franchise rookie speeding report remaining season with 963 yards, including 5 touchdowns in spite of lacking six games with a litany of injuries (ribs, knee, finger, shoulder and concussion).
After offseason knee surgery, Mitchell got here lower back to camp a piece heavier with the hopes of coping with the workload with out issue.