49ers Make Odd George Kittle Injury Update Before Packers Game
The 49ers made an odd George Kittle injury update before the Packers game.
On Wednesday, the team announced that their All-Pro tight end was limited in practice this week due to an ankle injury.
Given what a crucial role Kittle plays in the offense, many began to speculate on what his absence would mean when San Francisco hosts the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
One day later, a new report on Kittle’s injury emerged – one with a much different tone.
While appearing on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, fullback Kyle Juszczyk suggested that the tight end would be fine and ready to go come this weekend.
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“You mentioned the whole WWE superstar, so, he likes his theatrics, he likes to get the media going,” he said.
“Keep people on edge. I don’t think we have to worry about George not being out there. I really don’t think there is anything that could keep him from playing.”
Although Kittle’s production was limited in the 49ers’ showdown with the Minnesota Vikings last week, he has been essential to the team’s offense all year long.
Against the Vikings Kittle recorded just three catches for 16 yards.
Over the course of 14 games this year he has amassed 1,053 yards and five scores on 85 catches.
When the Niners and Packers met in Week 12, Kittle recorded 129 yards and a score. His team also promptly blew the opposition out in that one.
Will history repeat itself on Sunday? Time will tell.