The 49ers have placed TE George Kittle on IR for the calf injury that already had him doubtful against the Cardinals. With a Week 6 bye mixed in, Kittle now can t return until Week 9 at the earliest. NFL Network s Ian Rapoport reports that Sam Francisco expects him to be ready then. We ll see whether any Niners TE becomes fantasy viable in his absence. No Kittle should leave more target share for the WRs, though
Kyle Shanahan revealed that tight end George Kittle's calf injury "got a lot worse" prior to being placed on IR this week.
The #49ers made a few roster moves when they put TE George Kittle on injured reserve.
Another injury sidelines Kittle for multiple weeks
Tight end George Kittle will miss at least the next three games with a calf injury, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco and the 49ers later announced.