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49ers’ George Kittle doubtful to play against the Seahawks

George Kittle

The San Francisco 49ers could be a bit shorthanded on offense when they take the field on Monday Night Football. According to Matt Barrows of The Athletic, George Kittle is doubtful to play against the Seattle Seahawks.

Kittle sustained a knee injury last week against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. When the injury occurred, it appeared to be a devastating one with Kittle unable to put any weight on his leg.

Instead, the Pro Bowl tight end was able to return to the game. Miraculously, Kittle finished the game with six receptions for 79 yards and an impressive 30-yard touchdown.

Despite toughing it out, you could visually tell that Kittle wasn’t feeling nearly one-hundred percent after the injury. Following the game, Kyle Shanahan said that he didn’t believe the injury was serious.

Kittle was unable to practice throughout the week due to the injury and his status for Monday night seems to be in doubt. The absence of Kittle could prove to be detrimental for San Francisco’s offense in a crucial game against the Seahawks.

The Seahawks are 7-2 and are only 1.5 games behind the 49ers for the lead in the NFC West. With Kittle expected to be in street clothes, San Francisco will likely start Ross Dwelley in his place.

Dwelley was able to catch four passes for 29 yards in Week 9 versus the Cardinals. Altogether, the team’s backup tight end only has seven receptions for 28 yards on the season.

Along with Kittle, the 49ers are also expected to be without Robbie Gould. Therefore, San Francisco could have a tougher time scoring against their division rivals on Monday.