Tight end George Kittle was back at practice on Thursday after missing the last two games with ankle and knee injuries and he said after the session that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to play against the Packers on Sunday night.
That hope remains alive on Friday. Kittle was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week. The game is on Sunday night, so it may still be a while before there’s a definitive answer about his availability.
While the 49ers are holding out hope for those three, things aren’t looking so good for running back Matt Breida (ankle) or kicker Robbie Gould (quad). They’re both listed as doubtful, which leaves them likely to wind up with defensive end Dee Ford (quad, hamstring) and left tackle Joe Staley (finger) on the inactive list.