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San Francisco 49ers Running Back 'Expected' To Miss Time With A Knee Injury

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The San Francisco 49ers suffered two significant losses in Week 1 on Sunday afternoon. The first was an actual loss to the Chicago Bears. The second was an injury to a 49ers running back. That player is Elijah Mitchell. 

Elijah Mitchell exited the Week 1 game with a knee injury. Unfortunately, it appears he's going to be forced to miss more time. 

Mitchell will reportedly miss a "few weeks" with a knee injury. Although the severity of the injury isn't currently known, there's a belief it's serious enough to sideline him for an extended period of time. 

"#49ers RB Eli Mitchell, who was quickly ruled out yesterday with a knee injury, is expected to miss some time, source said. He has an MRI this morning and that will determine the full extent. But Mitchell looking at a few weeks (or more) on the sidelines," said Ian Rapoport. 

A significant setback for Elijah Mitchell, who's dealt with a number of injuries dating back to last season, and the San Francisco 49ers. 

The bigger issue for the NFC West franchise at the moment, though, is figuring out how to have success with Trey Lance under center. The former No. 3 overall pick was all out of sorts in his 2022 season debut vs. the Bears on Sunday. 

Lance and the Niners will try and get back on track this Sunday vs. the Seahawks.