SANTA CLARA, CALIFORD – The San Francisco 49ers will be without an end George Kittle Coach Kyle Shanahan made the announcement Friday against the New York Jets on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, Shanahan had hinted that he would make more decisions over game time because of Kittel’s interest in playing through injuries. However, after Kit set out for training every week and set up a cross-country flight on Friday, the 49ers decided not to risk it and suffered a sprain in his left knee.
Rehabilitation Kit will remain in the Bay Area this weekend and will rejoin the team next week as they prepare for their weekly 3 meeting against the New York Giants at the Greenbrier Resort in Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.
“If it was normal, we would have thrown him out at the beginning of the week, but we would never have done that with George because he’s shown us here during these three years with him,” Shanahan said. “We would have waited two more days to see if this was a home game, but today we had to travel with him to decide if it was worth bringing him.
“If he’s not going to play, it’s better to leave him here for a few days and let him get his rehab all done. So, we had to make that decision a little earlier today. It will help him meet us in West Virginia.
Kit was injured last week when he lost to the Arizona Cardinal. Just before half-time, Kit jumped for a high pass from the quarterback Jimmy Garpolo And the security of the cardinals Buddha Baker Beat him at once. Kit jumped on the field and in the locker room, but Garapolo returned throughout the second half and never aimed at him again.
Meanwhile, the 49ers expect the defense to end Dee Ford He can play on Sunday despite a neck injury. Ford, who was listed as suspicious in the injury report, was a stunning addition to Thursday’s partnership report, describing Shanahan as a “neck pain” because he did not appear again on Friday.
“It’s Friday, so we’ll play here slowly and see how it goes for the next two days,” Shanahan said.
Without the kit, the Niners could ask for more of their receivers this week as a rookie Brandon Ayuk He is expected to make his debut after missing last week due to a wrist injury. Veteran wide out Mohammed Sanu may be an option after officially signing with the team and going through training on Friday.
“He sees all the installations and stuff at zoom meetings. We kicked him out of there today. He made no mistake and was able to line up confidently,” Shanahan said. “Mo is a pro. Mo works in it. It was so nice to see him today. I haven’t seen him in a while. I’m glad he brought him here. I know when we go with five. [active receivers], We will not hesitate to get him out of there, I know he will be ready. “
To make room for Sanu on the list, the San Francisco receiver was installed Richie James Injured reserve pole junior. James Cornerback joins Richard Sherman (Calf) and wide-out Debo Samuel (Cal).
Like Sherman, James deserves to return to the October 11 game against the Miami Dolphins. Samuel, who went to reserve injured a week ago, could return to the October 4 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.