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Raheem Mostert listed as questionable for Week 5 after three limited practices

Raheem Mostert is working toward a Week 5 return against the Dolphins.

Raheem Mostert 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

Friday update: The 49ers announced Mostert is questionable for Week 5. He has not played since spraining his knee in Week 2, and got in three limited workouts this week.

Thursday update: Mostert was listed as limited for a second consecutive practice, per Jennifer Chan. He did not practice during Week 3 or Week 4, so this is a solid step forward.

The San Francisco 49ers could be set to improve their backfield ahead of their Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Raheem Mostert could get back on the field after missing two games with an MCL sprain. The running back will be limited in practice on Wednesday, according to Cam Inman, and could work alongside Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson.

Mostert was electric through the first two weeks of the season and ran for 148 rushing yards and a score on 23 carries while also hauling in six passes for 110 yards and a score. He might not assume his normal workload if he returns though, as San Francisco’s one-two punch of McKinnon and Wilson performed well during his absence.

McKinnon ran for 92 yards and two scores on 28 carries and hauled in 10 passes for 82 yards in Weeks 3 and 4. Wilson notched one rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdowns. Tevin Coleman is still on the IR with a knee injury and Mostert might not be at 100 percent come Sunday. The 49ers could make use three running backs against Miami.