The San Francisco 49ers are only a few hours away from one of their toughest games of the year against the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, it looks like the 49ers may wind up having to go into the game without one of their biggest stars.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, there are increasing indications that star tight end George Kittle won’t play tonight. He has been battling a knee injury and missed practice last week.
Rapoport noted that the 49ers quietly activated tight end Garrett Celek off the reserve/PUP list and waived a player.
Kittle was listed as doubtful heading into this game, so his chances of playing were already slim. But at this point, he may be lucky to see the field at all.
The #49ers activated TE Garrett Celek off the reserve/PUP list and waived CB Dontae Johnson. That’s an indication George Kittle (knee) won’t play. He’s listed as doubtful.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2019
The 49ers will certainly miss Kittle’s incredible production if he can’t suit up tonight.
Kittle leads the 49ers in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He finished last year as the team’s leader in those categories as well.
San Francisco is the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL right now. If they can beat the Seattle Seahawks without their best receiver, it will speak volumes about their ability to contend late in the year.
The game will be played at 8:15 p.m. EST on ESPN.