San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould could be ready to return to the field in time for the last part of the 2019 season.

Gould injured his quad during practice leading up to the 49ers' Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks, where the team's replacement kicker, Chase McLaughlin, missed a field goal in overtime.

While getting Gould back would be a major boost for special teams, Gould is also going through his worst statistical season as a kicker. He is hitting only 65% of his field goals, a big drop off from his career-best 97.1% average last season. Gould has also missed two extra points this season.

However, it is possible the surprisingly low numbers for Gould could be contributed to his injury.

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I think he's real close,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “Like I said last week, if it was probably another position he would have gone. I know Robbie wants to go, but we're going to be smart with that and we're going to make sure that he is 100 percent and I think he's getting very close to there.”

Games will be coming down to the wire in the last half of the season for the 49ers, especially with a team that faces the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, and Seattle Seahawks. Having Gould back will give Shanahan confidence that a game-winning field goal is available in close games during the regular and postseason.

Not only could Gould be coming back for the 49ers ahead of next week's slug match against the Ravens, but also Dee Ford, Matt Breida and Joe Staley.