Friday PM update: Mitchell is listed as out on the injury report. Jeff Wilson appears in line to lead the way against the Bengals.
Friday update: Mitchell wasn’t at the start of practice on Friday and is looking unlikely to play this week. Jeff Wilson should be in line for the lead role.
Thursday update: Mitchell wasn’t seen at the start of practice. He is dealing with a concussion and we’d likely see him get a little work by Thursday if he was tracking toward being cleared for Sunday. UPDATE: he was officially a DNP.
No sign of #49ers RB Elijah Mitchell (knee, concussion) at start of Thursday’s practice.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) December 9, 2021
Jeff Wilson Jr. (knee) is in uniform and on the field.
Wednesday update: Mitchell underwent an MRI on his knee and is dealing with an “irritation,” according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. This is along with the concussion symptoms.
San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell suffered a concussion in Week 13 versus the Seattle Seahawks and is in the concussion protocol, per Matt Maiocco. Mitchell appeared to have suffered a concussion after taking a forearm to the head and then going into the medical tent to be examined for a concussion. Unfortunately, he was cleared and allowed to return to the game. Mitchell later reported symptoms to the team and went into the protocol. A smart move by him.
The rookie running back has won the lead role, but there is a real chance he might miss this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. If he does, Jeff Wilson would be up for more work, but he also had injury trouble, as his surgically repaired knee “flared up.” Trey Sermon is on I.R. and Deebo Samuel has a groin injury. JaMycal Hasty and Kyle Juszczyk could be the healthiest of the group.
Fantasy football implications
Whoever is healthiest to take on the lead role this week will have fantasy value.