The San Francisco 49ers are on a hot streak after winning five of their last six games. They've earned their last two wins without No. 1 running back Elijah Mitchell, who's been sidelined with a concussion and knee injury.
Fortunately, Tuesday brought good news regarding Mitchell's status. 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the rusher's knee injury has "taken a positive turn" and that he might suit up for the Week 16 Thursday Night Football matchup against the Tennessee Titans.
Elijah Mitchell Injury Update
The fact that Mitchell is out of concussion protocol and that his knee injury seems close to being behind him is great news. This week's practice will determine his Week 16 status, with it possibly coming down to a game-time decision.
Mitchell has been terrific in his rookie season, rushing the ball 165 times for 759 yards and five touchdowns. He's also hit the century mark for rushing yards in five of his nine appearances.
Fortunately, the 49ers don't have to rush him back into the lineup following Jeff Wilson Jr.'s performance against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. He finally looked like the RB he did last season, carrying the ball 21 times for 110 yards and a TD.
Nevertheless, things are looking promising for San Francisco in Week 16. The 49ers are currently 3.5-point favorites against the Titans, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!
Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.