49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee) out 6-8 weeks

The San Francisco 49ers might be with out one in all their key offensive weapons for the remainder of the common season. 

Coach Kyle Shanahan instructed reporters Monday that working again Elijah Mitchell will miss 6-8 weeks. The promising second-year rusher suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee within the third quarter of the Niners’ 13-0 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Mitchell, in fact, lately returned from being sidelined eight weeks by a sprained MCL in his proper knee. Compounding the matter for San Francisco is that midseason acquisition Christian McCaffrey is coping with knee irritation, as properly. The tailback duo helped spark the crew’s present four-game successful streak, which has the 49ers (7-4) in first place within the NFC West.

Their hope now’s to clinch a postseason berth whereas Mitchell recovers and have him within the fold for a possible deep run. Mitchell has averaged 5.6 yards over 40 carries this season. Three weeks in the past, he rumbled for 89 yards on 18 makes an attempt in a 22-16 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 13.

His absence might power the Niners to additional contain rookies Jordan Mason (10 carries) and Tyrion Davis-Worth (16 carries). San Francisco traded fill-in starter Jeff Wilson Jr. to Miami in early November. That units up a compelling reunion subsequent Sunday, when the Niners host an 8-3 Dolphins squad that includes ex-49ers Wilson, Raheem Mostert and Mike McDaniel, who directed San Francisco’s working sport till turning into Miami’s head coach earlier than this season.

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