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Elijah Mitchell ruled out for Week 16 Thursday Night Football

We break down the news that Elijah Mitchell is dealing with a knee injury. What it means for Week 16 and beyond.

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (25) runs past Detroit Lions middle linebacker Alex Anzalone (34) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field.  Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday update: The 49ers have ruled Elijah Mitchell OUT for Thursday Night Football, per Adam Schefter. Jeff Wilson will get the start.

Tuesday PM update: Mitchell is not going to practice on Tuesday, per head coach Kyle Shanahan. The team has one more practice on Wednesday.

Tuesday AM update: General manager John Lynch was on local radio Tuesday morning and he said that Mitchell’s knee injury has “taken a positive turn,” per Cam Inman. Lynch said Mitchell will be a game-time decision on Thursday. Wilson would start in his place and likely get some work even if Mitchell plays. Thursday Night Football kickoff is 8:20 p.m. ET, which means we’ll get the list of inactives at approximately 6:50 p.m.

The San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell was listed on the injury report as not practicing on Monday. He is over his concussion, but he is dealing with a knee injury and with a quick turnaround game on Thursday night, his chance to play isn’t great. Jeff Wilson Jr. should again take the lead if Mitchell can’t go.

Mitchell won the starting job and rolled with it, but injuries have slowed him down, giving Jeff Wilson Jr. a great chance to prove himself.