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Shanahan: Raheem Mostert could return in Week 5 vs. Dolphins

The 49ers think Mostert can return in Week 6, but could beat it and return in Week 5.

Raheem Mostert #31 of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 20, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The 49ers defeated the Jets 31-13. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert has missed the last two games due to a MCL knee injury, but is getting closer to a return. Coach Mike Shanahan says that Mostert is likely for the Week 6 game against the Rams, but could beat that and return Week 5 against the Dolphins, per David Lombardi.

So far, Jerick McKinnon has performed well in Mostert’s place, but the duo of Mostert and McKinnon is where the team wants to be. Before his injury, Mostert had made his usual biig plays, as he had 23 rushing attempts for 148 yards and a touchdown and six receptions for 110 yards and another touchdown. In Shanahan’s scheme, Mostert has tremendous upside as the lead back. Tevin Coleman is on I.R. at the moment.