49ers Rumors: George Kittle Hopeful to Play vs. Jets Regardless of Knee Hurt

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Arizona Cardinals strong safety Budda Baker (32) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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San Francisco 49ers tight discontinuance George Kittle is rarely any longer going to desire half in prepare this week as he works through a knee hurt. Nonetheless, he’ll be on hand Sunday.

In maintaining with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kittle is “hopeful” he can desire the arena against the Unique York Jets in Week 2. 

The Niners’ Week 1 loss the the Arizona Cardinals saw a series of key players stroll away with extra than few bruises. 

Seven players were both held out or restricted right through Wednesday’s prepare, including cornerback Richard Sherman, who joined wideout Deebo Samuel on the injured reserve checklist with a leg hurt. Sherman will miss a minimal of three video games.

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#49ers coach Kyle Shanahan
Not working in opposition to:
TE George Kittle (knee)
WR Richie James (hammy)
CB Jason Verrett (hammy)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (concussion)
WR Brandon Aiyuk (hammy)
C Ben Garland (ankle)
Richard Sherman (calf)

Kittle suffered a sprained left knee against the Cardinals, and San Francisco has persevered to desire things slowly with the 26-365 days-old, who signed a myth 5-365 days, $75 million extension simply sooner than the season. 

“We are going to survey how he is accessible in on Wednesday,” head coach Kyle Shanahan told journalists earlier this week. “He used to be a bit sore [Monday], nonetheless we’ll wait to survey how he’s on Wednesday to survey if he’s ready to prepare or be ready to head this week. All people knows there shall be some quiz.”

Wednesday didn’t present much an update.

Kittle is formally questionable for Week 2. Shanahan stated the tight discontinuance is “scuffling with” and “fully expects to be there Sunday.” If no longer, it might perhaps well presumably be an mammoth loss for the Niners’ passing sport. 

The 2019 All-Skilled tied tailback Raheem Mostert for the most targets on the team in Week 1 with 5. Kittle caught four of those passes for 44 yards within the 24-20 loss. 

Any likelihood to create on that rests with Kittle’s knee and the flexibility to remove him in sport form while conserving him off the arena till Sunday.