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Jarryd Hayne back in the frame as injury-hit San Francisco 49ers struggle with injuries

ABC GrandstandABC Grandstand 2/11/2015

Jarryd Hayne warms up before a 49ers game earlier in the season. © Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Jarryd Hayne warms up before a 49ers game earlier in the season. The San Francisco 49ers might regret firing Jarryd Hayne with two of their three running backs injured in their 27-6 loss to the St Louis Rams.

The 49ers announced on Sunday (AEDT) they had waived Hayne in order to promote running back Kendall Gaskins to the active roster from the team's practice squad.

The franchise is in tatters, with six losses in eight games to stay in last spot in the NFC West following the emphatic away defeat on Monday (AEDT) at Edward Jones Dome in St Louis.

Injuries to running backs Reggie Bush and Mike Davis compounded the loss, while Gaskins became the 49ers' sole fit running back and only managed a tepid six yards on five carries.

Bush suffered a knee injury after fielding a punt and then slipping on concrete just off the field, while Davis hurt his hand.

Star running back Carlos Hyde is also out indefinitely with a fractured foot and Hayne might be possibly snapped up by the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks or another NFL team before the 49ers can re-sign the former NRL star.

While he is on the waivers list, a rival franchise is able to sign Hayne and place him on their roster.

"Blessed for another test," Hayne tweeted on Sunday.

"Thanks for the love TW. Wish my guys all the best against the Rams. if nothing happens Ill be back on Tuesday."

Hayne made a big impression in the preseason after making the switch from the Parramatta Eels, but the punt returner and sometime running back had struggled in recent games with fumbles and missed blocks, as the 49ers slumped to last place in the NFC West.

In six games this season, Hayne registered eight carries for 25 yards and returned eight punts for 76 yards on special teams.

Hayne's Australian agent Wayne Beavis has ruled out his client making a return to the NRL.

"There's no chance of him coming back, none at all," Beavis said on Sunday.

"He is 100 per cent committed to what he is doing over there."

Hayne has been linked to a return to the NRL with Sydney Roosters if his career in the NFL does not work out.

The Roosters are searching for a new full-back for 2016 after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's defection to the Warriors.

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