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The injury news could have been worse regarding Matt Breida , but it appears the San Francisco 49ers will be without their top running back for at least one game.Breida underwent an MRI on Monday that showed a "serious sprain" to his left ankle, according to coach Kyle Shanahan. That likely will sideline Breida for next Monday night's game at Green Bay."It was positive news that it wasn't a high ankle sprain, (but) he'll probably end up being doubtful this week," Shanahan said.As the 49ers look to rebound from Sunday's deflating 28-18 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, they'll probably have to do so without the player who's been their best offensive weapon, so far.Breida ranks fifth in the NFL with 369 rushing yards, and his 7.5 yards per carry average leads the league among those with at least 25 rushing attempts. He enjoyed a terrific first quarter Sunday before leaving with his ankle injury.Breida has been a bright spot for the struggling 49ers (1-4), who lost projected starting running back Jerick McKinnon to a torn ACL in the preseason and then watched No. 1 quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffer the same season-ending injury in Week 3 against Kansas City.Without Breida, the 49ers would lean heavily on veteran Alfred Morris, who has shared ball-carrying duties with Breida and is more of a between-the-tackles runner.Raheem Mostert is third on the depth chart, but he's more of a special-teams contributor and he fumbled his first carry Sunday after Breida left the game.It wasn't a surprise that the 49ers brought in several running backs for workouts Monday afternoon. One of them was Jeremy McNichols, who was among San Francisco's training camp cuts this summer.Shanahan said the team would decide later in the week whether to sign a running back. Another option is promoting Jeff Wilson from the practice squad if Breida can't play Monday at Green Bay.The 49ers will take a two-day break before returning to the practice field Thursday to begin preparing for their prime-time game against the Packers.Figure a point of emphasis will be protecting the ball better, after San Francisco committed five turnovers in Sunday's loss to the previously winless Cardinals. It was the most turnovers for the 49ers since they had five against Seattle on Sept. 15, 2013.But another challenge for Shanahan is keeping his players mentally focused. Many viewed the 49ers as a potential playoff team before the season. Instead, they've lost four of their first five games and suffered a psychological blow when Garoppolo went down."It's different in this day and age where you hear everything ," Shanahan said. "It's hard to simplify your world. And with social media, when guys go home, even if guys don't listen to things, their wives do. Their girlfriends do. Their brothers do."When you go through that stuff and don't meet outside expectations, it starts to affect you. And I just try to constantly preach to our guys to be stronger than that, to try to not pay attention to that, because that's not going to help you solve any problems."NOTES: Receiver/punt returner Dante Pettis (left knee) already has been ruled out for a second consecutive game. Several others will be re-evaluated once the team returns to practice Thursday. They include receiver Marquise Goodwin (quad, hamstring), left tackle Joe Staley (knee), center Weston Richburg (knee), tight end George Kittle (knee) and cornerback Jimmie Ward (hamstring). Judging by that photo, I’m not sure who’s the college prospect"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 49ers Salary CapLevi’s Stadium Events49ers Transactions49ers Injury News49ers Press Conferences & Conference Calls49ers HistoryJerry Rice takes A.J. Brown to the hillNew,49commentsJudging by that photo, I’m not sure who’s the college prospectPDTShareTweetShareShareJerry Rice takes A.J. Brown to the hillSure, pass rusher is what the San Francisco 49ers are looking at but it’s also pretty clear they are looking for another wide receiver. One that can bring that No. 1 mentality and take Kyle Shanahan’s offense to the next level. A.J. Brown has been mocked in a few 49ers drafts Matt Breida Jersey White , though it’s lessened as days get closer to the draft and he goes a bit earlier. Still, the 49ers might want to find a way to trade into the first round. For starters, the kid wants to learn. And if you’re going to learn wide receiver, you may as well go no further than with the GOAT: Gee, not sure which one is the guy that’s 56 years old.Now, I believe that is none other than “The Hill.” You know, “The Hill” at The Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve. In an appearance on 95.7 The Game, Rice mentioned he was taking Brown to the hill. Jerry Rice has always offered his training services for whoever would listen. When the 49ers drafted A.J. Jenkins in 2012, Rice offered to take Jenkins under his wing and hit up the hill. Whether Jenkins responded or not is up for debate. Regardless of answer, the hill is no joke. Rice has always been open to training, but for some reason it seems like any possible pupils lose his number. So you’re probably wondering what this “Hill” is I’m talking about it. It’s pretty much a 49ers legend that Jerry Rice ran this hill quite often. A hill which is over two miles. It was what helped him stay in tip-top shape. Well, that and him only taking two weeks off in the offseason. While on the 49ers’ Reddit, I found a great piece that explains the history of the hill and just how brutal it could be. Given that Brown is the first wide receiver (by recent memory) that has accepted an invite to train on the hill, that should say something on draft day.