Running back JaMycal Hasty’s ankle has recovered after a month, and maybe that’s just what the 49ers’ urgent attack needs on its way into Sunday night’s night game against Indianapolis.
Hasty was activated from injured reserve Saturday and numbers to supplement rookie starter Elijah Mitchell, with Trey Preaching in reserve.
The 49ers could need as many rushers as possible to fight rainy conditions, possibly the wettest match in Levi’s Stadium’s eight-year history.
“I expect him to be in full swing,” coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday about Hasty. “He had a really good week that you never know when they come back from a high ankle. But he looked good on Monday and continued all the way to (Friday). So no worries. ”
Hasty was injured in a Week 2 victory in Philadelphia, after a total of 38 rushing yards (five carries) and 21 receiving yards (four catches). A broken collarbone ended its rookie season last November in New Orleans.
Recalled from the training team were quarterback Nate Sudfeld, linebacker Tyrell Adams and tight end Tanner Hudson needed to help fill in for the injured Trey Lance, Marcell Harris and George Kittle respectively. Sudfeld came up in the final game to back Lance, who is out on Sunday with a knee sprain and thus returns Jimmy Garoppolo as the 49ers’ starting quarterback.
The 49ers did not pick up Darrion Daniels despite Friday’s verdict excluding from defensive tackles Javon Kinlaw (knee) and Maurice Hurst (calf).
The 49ers also did not bring an extra offensive lineman with left tackle Trent Williams (ankle, elbow) listed as questionable.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks was released after signing again with the club three days earlier.