San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle suffered yet another setback on Sunday afternoon against the rival Seattle Seahawks. However, Kittle's latest setback doesn't appear to be all that significant as 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan informed reporters that his superstar tight end did not fracture his ankle.
Because Kittle seemingly plays at 100 m.p.h. on every single snap, the veteran pass catcher has had trouble staying fully healthy for the 49ers in 2020.
Initial X-rays on George Kittle’s ankle did not reveal a fracture, per Kyle Shanahan. There will be additional testing for Kittle on Monday.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2020
The 49ers currently play in the toughest division in all of football as the Los Angeles Rams, Arizona Cardinals and aforementioned Seahawks have all been impressive throughout the 2020-21 regular season thus far. Because this is the case, the 49ers are now an even 4-4 on the season, though San Francisco is definitely better than some of the teams currently ahead of them in the NFC standings.
The road won't get any easier for the 49ers even with a non-divisional opponent next up on the schedule as the Green Bay Packers will be out for vengeance on Thursday evening.
Not only is Green Bay fresh off a loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but the Packers will also be looking to avenge the team's loss to the 49ers from last season's NFC Championship Game — not to mention that quarterback Aaron Rodgers loves playing against San Francisco.
If the 49ers are without Kittle against the Packers, it will surely be a long night for San Francisco as Green Bay can really score.
The 49ers will need all the help they can get on offense in Week 9 with an absent Kittle slated to be a recipe for disaster.
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