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49ers Get Tough News on Latest George Kittle Injury Update

Devon Platana
The San Francisco 49ers have received some tough news regarding TE George Kittle's latest injury update.
The San Francisco 49ers have received some tough news regarding TE George Kittle's latest injury update. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

A nagging groin injury prevented San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle from suiting up in Week 1. Although he's appeared to make progress at times, he's had some setbacks in practice. Unfortunately, the latest injury update is tough news for the 49ers to swallow.

Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson reports that there's a good chance that Kittle won't play against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Despite the recovery progress he's made, the 49ers reportedly think that it's "not enough" to play this Sunday.

George Kittle Injury News

Wilson adds that the hope within the organization is for Kittle to make "a full recovery within the next few weeks." The 49ers could use his help with four of their next seven games taking place against the Los Angeles Rams (x2), Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

One of the best tight ends in football, Kittle has spent a considerable amount of time on the sidelines in recent years. Assuming that he misses Sunday's affair, that would mark his 15th missed game since the start of the 2019 NFL season.

Until he makes his 2022 debut, Kittle's role is being replaced by backup TEs Ross Dwelley and Tyler Kroft. The duo was far from productive in Week 1, turning four combined targets into two receptions for 20 yards.

Kittle finished the 2021 campaign with 910 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 71 receptions. Hopefully, that's the player that the 49ers get back when he's finally healthy. Otherwise, their offense won't be nearly as effective as it could be.

Seahawks vs 49ers Odds

Even if Kittle misses Sunday's game, the 49ers shouldn't be worried about the Seahawks too much. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists San Francisco as the 8.5-point home favorites over Seattle in Week 2.

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