The San Francisco 49ers took a hit in the running back position last night as second stringer Reggie Bush had to leave the game with an injury, but it isn't thought to be serious.
The NFC West team had a lot of fun with their running game last night against the Minnesota Vikings. Carlos Hyde ran for 26 carries for 168 yards and two touchdowns, emulating the once Niners back Frank Gore.
However, the team will be hoping he isn't injured any time soon, as his backup in Bush will be spending time on the sidelines with a calf injury.
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He injured himself when he attempted to convert a short third-down run. He was then taken to the locker room via cart after being checked out on the sidelines.
The Niners won the game 20-3, and Bush tweeted his delight with the game outcome and promised to be back soon. He said: “Great team win tonight guys played strong and aggressive all night it was fun to watch can't wait to get healthy and back on the field.”
The likelihood is he will not be suiting up against the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend as a precaution. The 10-year veteran will miss some game time, but Niners Head Coach Jim Tomsula doesn't believe the injury to be serious, according to the CSN's Matt Maiocco.
Preseason sensation Jarred Hayne filled in for Bush, but he only rushed for 13 yards from four carries, catching one pass as well for seven yards. He also muffed his first punt return of the season on special teams, causing a turnover.