SANTA CLARA – Running back Carlos Hyde was cleared for non-contact work during 49ers practice on Wednesday as he recovers from an injured right shoulder.
Hyde sustained the injury in the 49ers’ 45-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 16. He sat out the 49ers’ game the following week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 49ers return to action after the bye week to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. Hyde leads the 49ers with 429 yards and six touchdowns on 109 rushing attempts.
“He needs to be fully cleared by our medical staff to play in a game," 49ers coach Chip Kelly said. "So we’ll see how that goes and what he can do. A lot of the decisions that are made on who plays on Sunday are all made by the medical staff.
"It’s still really the beginning of the week for us. Yesterday was Day One, but we’ve got a couple more days before we get moving forward.”
Cornerback Rashard Robinson (knee) and outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.
49ers participation report
Did not participate
LB Aaron Lynch (ankle)
CB Rashard Robinson (knee)
RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder)
DT Glenn Dorsey (knee)
LB Nick Bellore (shoulder)
DT Arik Armstead (shoulder)
G Zane Beadles (ankle/knee)
DT Quinton Dial (knee)