Shanahan provides Kittle status update for Week 2 vs. Seahawks, originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
After the team’s season — In the first loss of the Chicago Bears, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expressed hope that Pro Bowl tight end George Kittle could return for a full week of practice.
That’s not going to happen because Kittle didn’t schedule 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan to practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.
“Hopefully we have better luck this week,” Shanahan said.
The 49ers (0-1) returned Sunday to take on the Seattle Seahawks at Levy Stadium in their first NFC West matchup of the season.
Kittle travels to Chicago and is optimistic he can play against the Bears. But Shanahan said the decision to remove him from the lineup was made the night before the game.
Kittle missed the practice range last week with a groin injury.
Offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill (hamstring) is also not scheduled for practice. Shanahan said he was injured in the 49ers’ first preseason game and suffered a physical setback recently.
Kittel has been sidelined with injury since he played in all 16 games in 2018 Played 14 games and set a career-best record with 88 catches for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
Veteran Tyler Kroft started in place of Kittle and played 37 of the 49ers’ 68 possessions. Ross Dwelley and Charlie Woerner each had 19 offenses on the floor.
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