49ers TE George Kittle expected to play in Week 6 vs. Rams
George Kittle has only missed one game in his career due to injury with the San Francisco 49ers but he isn’t trying to miss another one. According to Adam Schefter, Kittle is expected to play in Week 6 versus the Los Angeles Rams.
49ers’ TE George Kittle, a late add to the injury report with a groin injury that left him questionable for Sunday, is expected to play against the Rams, per source. But there is some concern about whether he will be able to finish the game.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
Earlier in the week, Kittle was added to the injury report with a groin injury. Nevertheless, the versatile pass-catcher is forecasted to suit up in Week 6 in a crucial NFC West showdown with the Rams.
Kittle will likely test out his groin injury prior to kickoff to see if it’s plausible to be active on Sunday. If San Francisco decides to be cautious with their tight end, Ross Dwelley and Levine Tollolo would likely see increased workloads.
In the 49ers’ first four games, the athletic tight end leads the team with 23 receptions for 235 yards and a touchdown. The closest receiver on the roster to Kittle is Deebo Samuel with 12 receptions for 150 yards and a score.
Therefore, an offense without Kittle would look vastly different than the one we’ve seen to begin the season. Besides Kittle, San Francisco is also dealing with injuries to Kyle Juszczyk, Joe Staley, and Mike McGlinchey on the offense.
The 49ers are undefeated coming into Week 6 and are hoping to keep it that way on Sunday. Due to their multitude of injuries, Kyle Shanahan will likely elect to run the ball more often versus the Rams.
With that being said, expect a heavy dose of Kittle in the passing attack if he’s able to give it a go in Week 6.