George Kittle expected to play this week for first time in nearly 2 months
Even though the San Francisco 49ers are out of the playoff hunt, they’re still getting one of their best players back this Sunday.
Tight end George Kittle is expected to play for the first time since Nov. 1, according to Kyle Shanahan during his zoom press conference:
#49ers Star TE George Kittle WILL play Saturday vs Cardinals, Kyle Shanahan said in his zoom press conference. Said he felt “great” and that he’ll be on somewhat of a pitch count. Shanahan said Kittle is one of the healthiest players they have.
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) December 24, 2020
As the tweet says, despite being one of the healthiest players they have, Kittle is still going to be on a pitch count for the game.
Kittle has appeared in only six games for the 49ers this season but he still put up good numbers. He currently has 37 receptions for 474 yards and two touchdowns. His longest reception this season is 44 yards.
He was on pace to have another 1,000-yard receiving season before he got hurt. He had 1,053 yards receiving in 2019 and in 2018, he had 1,377 yards receiving which is a career-high.
The 49ers play the Arizona Cardinals this Saturday and kickoff will be at 4:30 p.m. ET.