San Francisco 49ers

Ahmad Brooks returns to practice; Hyde limited on Thursday

Ahmad Brooks returned to practice Thursday following a death in the family last week.
Ahmad Brooks returned to practice Thursday following a death in the family last week. The Bee

SANTA CLARA -- Ahmad Brooks was on hand for practice Thursday, his first since the passing of his sister last week. Brooks missed Sunday's game against the Giants to be with his family and he attended his sister's funeral service on Wednesday in Louisiana.

The 49ers missed the outside linebacker in the game. His backups -- Corey Lemonier and Eli Harold -- didn't record a tackle or even a quarterback hit in a game in which Eli Manning set a personal record for pass attempts. Defensive end Tony Jerod-Eddie also lined up at outside linebacker with little effect.

Brooks was listed as limited in practice with a shoulder injury. Receiver Bruce Ellington also was added to the injury report with a calf strain. He was listed as limited.

Meanwhile, running back Carlos Hyde warmed up with the running backs and quarterbacks but went into the team's weight room, presumably to work on an exercise bike, as practice began in earnest. He ultimately was listed as limited for Thursday.

Hyde is dealing with a foot injury and the 49ers want to preserve him as best as possible.

Vernon Davis (knee) and Alex Boone (shoulder) were at practice, but Joe Staley (knee) was not. Staley missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday last week before returning Friday and playing in Sunday's game.


Did not practice: RB Reggie Bush (calf), T Joe Staley (knee)

Limited: G Alex Boone (shoulder), LB Ahmad Brooks (not injury related, shoulder), TE Vernon Davis (knee), WR Bruce Ellington (calf), RB Carlos Hyde (foot), TE Vance McDonald (chest)

Full: LB Navorro Bowman (not injury related)


Did not practice: S Terrence Brooks (thumb), DE Chris Canty (calf), LB Elvis Dumervil (thigh), RB Justin Forsett (ankle), WR Breshad Perriman (knee), LB Daryl Smith (not injury related), WR Darren Waller (concussion), CB Lardarius Webb (thigh), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)

Limited: TE Crockett Gillmore (calf), WR Chris Givens (ankle), WR Steve Smith (back)

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