49ers RB Mitchell active for pivotal clash with Vikings


Elijah Mitchell was limited in practice all week, but the rookie running back is active for the 49ers' pivotal clash with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

Mitchell is dealing with a fractured right middle finger, and had surgery last week to insert a pin. He entered the weekend as questionable for the huge NFC showdown, but the 49ers felt comfortable clearing him.

While Mitchell is active, fellow running back JaMycal Hasty is inactive.

Here are the four 49ers players who won't suit up against the Vikings:

The Vikings have six players inactive for the game in Santa Clara.

Both the 49ers and Vikings enter the game with 5-5 records, and the winner of the game will stand alone in sixth place in the NFC playoff race with six games remaining in the 17-game 2021 NFL season.

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