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San Francisco 49ers Rookie Running Back To Miss 'At Least A Few Weeks' With Injury

San Francisco 49ers' Levi Stadium

San Francisco 49ers' Levi Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers have had awful luck at the running back position these past two seasons. Raheem Mostert went down with a season-ending injury in 2021. His successor, Elijah Mitchell, suffered a significant injury in Week 2 of this season. 

Unfortunately, that's not the end of the Niners' injury woes at the running back spot. Rookie Tyrion Davis-Price out of LSU, who was the team's backup running back behind Jeff Wilson in Week 2, has also suffered an injury. 

Davis-Price suffered a high-ankle sprain during the 49ers' Week 2 win over the Seahawks. He will miss "at least a few weeks," per head coach Kyle Shanahan. 

"Another hit for the #49ers at running back: Rookie Tyrion Davis-Price suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's game. Davis-Price will miss at least a few weeks, according to coach Kyle Shanahan," said Nick Wagoner.

Tyrion Davis-Price carried the rock 14 times for 33 yards in Week 2. He will now miss the next three to six weeks with a high-ankle sprain. 

In the meantime, Jeff Wilson will continue getting plenty of carries. Jordan Mason and Marlon Mack should also see action. 

Fortunately, the 49ers could also turn to Deebo Samuel. He has no issue carrying the rock and using his elite tackle-breaking abilities to put on a show.