Santa Clara, California – 49ers tight end George Kittle will be sidelined once again, as he continues to deal with a toe injury sustained during the NFC Championship Game. Head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Kittle’s absence from practice on Thursday, following his non-participation on Wednesday. The team is gearing up for the upcoming Super Bowl, with Kittle’s status for the game remaining uncertain.
Shanahan also provided updates on linebacker Oren Burks, who will be limited in participation due to a shoulder injury, and cornerback Ambry Thomas, who is dealing with an ankle issue. The 49ers are scheduled to continue their practice sessions on Friday, with the possibility of additional work on Saturday. As they prepare for the Super Bowl, the team will soon head to Las Vegas for further training.
Kittle’s absence from practice raises concerns about his availability for the Super Bowl, as the toe injury continues to sideline him. The team will need to rely on other players to step up in his absence and ensure they are fully prepared for the upcoming game. Despite the challenges, the 49ers remain focused on their goal of winning the Super Bowl and will continue to work towards that end.