San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde was being checked for a concussion after a big collision with Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell in the third quarter of Sunday’s NFL game.
Hyde, who had gained 40 yards at the time, seemed to have suffered a lower-body injury earlier in the game but remained in the contest.
Hyde first was checked by a team of doctors and trainers, then walked with that group to the team’s locker room. Rookie Mike Davis entered the game for Hyde but was not able to punch the ball into the end zone on two short tries.
Hyde led the NFL in rushing after Week 1 following a 168-yard game against the Vikings. With Reggie Bush (calf) already out of the game, the 49ers’ only rushers are rookies Davis and Jarryd Hayne.