San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke to reporters on Monday, the day after the team’s 24-20 season opener loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He provided some damage updates during the Zoom call.
Fans are probably waiting anxiously for an update on George Kittle, and Shanahan delivered one.
The tight end of the All-Pro suffered a sprain of the knee in the first half against the Cardinals. He went to the locker room just before the break to be examined. Kittle returned with his teammates in the second half and played the rest of the game.
“He has a knee sprain. We̵
An optimistic Kittle delivered his own update to Mike Silver of the NFL Network.
“Good to go,” Kittle smiled with silver. “On to New York!”
Clearly, the 49ers will be more cautious.
Shanahan provided an update on second-year prodigy Deebo Samuel, who the 49ers placed on short-term injured reserve Saturday. That means missing out on at least the next two games after missing Sunday’s opener.
Shanahan was asked if Samuel had a setback last week. After all, the coach had been optimistic that the receiver would be available for Sunday’s match.
“Yeah, we did not think it was a setback because he was just really sore after driving one day,” Shanahan said. “But the soreness never got better. It just got worse and worse after a certain day.
“Usually we thought, after a day when it was bad, it was just because he was working hard. But when it got worse every day and not better, we knew it ended up being a bit of a setback. That’s why , we ended up putting him on IR. “
Shanahan added that the plan is still to have Samuel back for the team’s match on October 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Shanahan also provided updates on two other recipients – Richie James and rookie Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk was inactive Sunday after trying to return from a hamstring injury suffered during training camp. James suffered a hamstring injury against the Cardinals and did not return to the game.
“We have to see how he feels on Wednesday, but I’m definitely worried (about the wide receiver numbers),” Shanahan said. “I’m still hoping to possibly get Aiyuk back this week. I would be surprised if we do not, which helps. But Richie, I do not know yet. It would be a fluid situation all week, just like it was in last week. ”
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan joined KNBR Friday morning and shared some injury updates. All eyes during exercises this week have been focused on the status of wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Aiyuk (hoarding) returned to the training ground on Thursday, but Samuel remained sideways when he recovered from a Jones fracture in June. Shanahan was asked about Samuel’s status for Sunday as the 49ers open the season by hosting the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium. “I have not received an update from the teachers yet,” Shanahan said on the Murph & Mac show, “but I really hope they come out and train today. I know we got Aiyuk out there yesterday and he saw Deebo was unable to get out there
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