49ers GM John Lynch weighs in on George Kittle’s injury

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was out of practice for the second day in a row on Thursday with a calf injury, and he may not be available for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

During an appearance on KNBR (h/t 49ers Webzone), 49ers general manager John Lynch offered no news about Kittle’s availability for Sunday’s Week 4 game. He did say, however, that the veteran’s tight end is “a difficult man to keep off the field.”

“With George you see it, I think we all see it; he pours so much into each piece and he plays a lot,” Lynch said. “I think the combination of those sometimes sells out. He’s got a calf that’s a little tight, and he’s working through that. But George usually calls and shows up, and you can’t take that for granted. We’re hopeful we can have him and we definitely need him. He’s a great player, as we saw last night and have seen so many times.”

In three games this season, Kittle has 15 catches for 187 yards. The Niners will no doubt need him on Sunday if they hope to beat the Seahawks and go to 3-1 this season.

Kittle has been one of San Francisco’s best players since entering the league in 2017. Although he is known for being very tough, he often gets injured by that toughness. The 27-year-old has not played a full season since 2018.

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