George Kittle feeling better, “doing everything I can to be on the field Sunday”

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San Francisco tight end George Kittle is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Chicago, but he sounds optimistic about playing.

Kittle said on Friday that he has improved every day since suffering a groin injury on Monday and missing the rest of the week of practice.

Feeling significantly better than where we were at Monday, even better than Wednesday, even better than Thursday,” Kittle said Friday after the injury report came out, via “Taking great steps forward. Definitely doing everything I can to be on the field Sunday. I’ve had games in the past where I haven’t practiced all week and played. Hopefully, getting off the plane, I feel better tomorrow and [Sunday] and then I have an actual opportunity to be out there and play.”

Kittle is one of the most important players in the 49ers’ offense, and if he’s not able to go, that would be a big blow to quarterback Trey Lance. But Kittle appears to think he has a good chance of playing.

13 responses to “George Kittle feeling better, “doing everything I can to be on the field Sunday”

  1. I’d dress him but only play him if it’s a close game going into the second half. It’s just the Bears.

  2. They don’t need him to beat the Bears. Let him rest or that groin injury will linger all season.

  3. It’ll probably rain, so they’ll probably rely on other TEs to run block. If they do put him out there, expect Gordon to pick up 2 interceptions. Inaccurate QBs like Lance don’t need injured TEs to run routes on wet grass.

  4. love George, in my opinion the best tight end in the league, but the dude stays hurt. can’t have it

  5. Street clothes Kittle will be on the field alright but unlikely in the Clara uniform. They should get him some pom-poms because he has become an overpaid cheerleader.

  6. Kittle played in at least 14 games in 4 out of his 5 years in San Francisco. Even if you include the year that he only played 8 games, Kittle has averaged 900 receiving yards per year…….and he’s one of the best blockers in the league.

    Having said that, the Niners would be foolish to play him on the wet grass in Chicago. Wet grass is the worst surface for people with groin injuries.

  7. Man. The “Wear it Clara” guy is so bitter and toxic towards SF. Likely a depressed Seattle fan looking up at return to decades of irrelevance

  8. Wet grass for a guy with a groin injury is just asking to aggravate it and miss a month.

  9. Kabasaman says:
    September 10, 2022 at 5:57 pm
    As a Bears fan, I hope he does play. No excuses.—
    Love the bravado from the bears fans. But even you can admit that the niners are a significantly better team. Usually that shows up in the game.

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