San Franciscoo 49ers fans could potentially see their team’s running back Elijah Mitchell play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Via ESPN: “San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell is expected to play against the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, less than two weeks after undergoing surgery for a fractured finger, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 49ers have currently listed the 23-year-old as questionable for their upcoming game.
As a result, Minnesota enters this game ranked #1 in the league in terms of limiting turnovers on offense, coughing up the ball only six times in ten games this season. The 49ers' defense also has had a well-publicized struggle with forcing turnovers, as they’ve only generated 9 in ten games this season, ranking them 28th in the league in that regard. Minnesota’s defense ranks 15th in turnovers forced with 12, while the 49ers' offense ranks 20th in the league with 14 turnovers.
The Associated Press The San Francisco 49ers have activated linebacker Dre Greenlaw off injured reserve to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Greenlaw injured his groin in the season opener and was on injured reserve until being activated on Saturday. Greenlaw returned to practice last week.