George Kittle on injured reserve, out at least three weeks

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The 49ers’ offense has suffered a big loss.

All-Pro tight end George Kittle is being placed on injured reserve and will have to miss at least three weeks.

Kittle had been listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game with a calf injury, but the 49ers ultimately decided that they’d rather give Kittle time to get healthy now and hope he’s 100 percent down the stretch.

Kittle is second on the 49ers with 19 catches and 227 receiving yards, and they’ll miss him in their passing game, especially with rookie quarterback Trey Lance set to make his debut as a starter.

21 responses to “George Kittle on injured reserve, out at least three weeks

  1. Kittle is injuredbecause hedecided to be a “tough guy”. I saw the tackle that caused the injury andit was obvious that things were really bad. So what did Kittle do….hewent back into the game and made things far worse. Garoppolo did the samething.

    I blame the coaches that need to tell the players to stop acting like tough guys and getrest when injured.

  2. The new IR rules are three games, not three weeks. As the Niners have a bye next week, Kittle will be out for four weeks.

  3. Kittle needs to start playing with a bit less reckless abandon. He tries to do too much & leaves himself vulnerable to some of these injuries…

  4. It seems like a lot of players can’t stay healthy in Shanahan’s offense and end up derailing their season. Not the RBs, QB, TE. Gimmicky offenses belong in college where you have more players to substitute not in the NFL.

  5. Sign the big contract spend a lot of time on the bench, seems to be the way it works now days!

  6. Contrary to popular belief, the 49er offense is not gimmicky. They aren’t doing double reverses and other nonsense. They have very varied blocking schemes.

    I think that the injuries are caused by two things…..1…they don’t know when a play is over and try for that extra yard, getting injured trying it….and 2….once injured, they always come back in to try some more and make things much worse.

    I blame the coaching for that.

  7. Injury prone Kittle, made of peanut brittle. Kittles and bits, kittles and bits, maybe it’s time to call it quits!

  8. Kittle is a media darling, they swoon about how hard he is to tackle, and how he sacrifices his body. We all know that when he is 50, he will be a miserable health wreck with CTE.

  9. Mostert and Kittle came into the season with injury risk labels. Both IMMEDIATELY went down in game one.


  10. Can we stop with the “Kittle is the best tight end in the NFL” nonsense. Travis Kelce is as reliable as they come, and he ALWAYS produces no matter what the defense has in store for him. When Kittle can have the productivity day in and day out like Kelce does then maybe he can be in the conversation, until then your potential can only take you so far.

  11. You know George Brittle wants to kick back and watch the game in the press box with Jimmy Garoppolo while eating popcorn. Las Vegas should open up a betting line to bet on the 49ers next injury.

    The San Francisco Poodles

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