SANTA CLARA CA — San Francisco 49ers tighten George Kittle didn’t practice Wednesday due to a groin Injury. This left his status uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Kyle Shanahan, Niners coach, said that Kittle sustained the injury Monday. “bonus” practice.
“I’m not sure [the extent of the injury],”Wednesday’s statement was made by Shanahan. “I was hoping he would be good today. He did it a little bit on Monday and not feeling good today, so we’ll have to see day by day.”
After Kittle missed three games last season due to a injury to his calf, the Niners were cautious about Kittle in training camp. In an effort keep him healthy going into the season, he was granted an extra day off.
Kittle hasn’t been able to play a full season since 2018, due in part to foot, knee and hamstring injury.
In 14 games last season, he had 71 receptions for 910 yard and six touchdowns. The Niners have Tyler Kroft and Ross Dwelley available to Kittle in case he is unable.
Niners offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (hamstring), was not listed in practice. Dre Greenlaw, linebacker (elbow), was listed in the limited participant list and wore a blue jersey with no contact for the session.