Kyle Shanahan Offers Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle Update Ahead of Bills Game

Published 12/01/2020, 5:22 PM EST
Oct 25, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws a pass against the New England Patriots in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports


The 2020 NFL season was always going to be a tough one for teams across the league. Shortened pre-season, no warm-up games, and lack of fitness drills in NFL camp meant that injuries were expected over the course of the season.

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However, no other team has arguably been dealt with more injuries than the Jimmy Garoppolo-led San Francisco 49ers. Kyle Shanahan has been dealing with injuries ever since Week 2 of the ongoing season.

He lost promising defensive end Nick Bosa to a season-ending injury in the win against New York Jets. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was also injured in that game. He missed the next 2 Game Weeks as Nick Mullens stepped in and filled that void.

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However, Jimmy G did not really look like himself upon returning to the team. Garoppolo has a 3-3 record this season and is currently on the injury reserve list due to a high ankle sprain.

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Jimmy Garoppolo won’t be returning for the San Francisco 49ers anytime soon

Jimmy Garoppolo last played in the 37-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at the start of November. There were rumors that the 49ers quarterback could make a return to the starting line-up in Week 13.

However, an official update from coach Shanahan rules out any possible appearance from the experienced quarterback. In addition to that, Shanahan also provided an update on the league’s most expensive tight end, George Kittle.

Kittle has also featured in just 6 games for the Red and Gold in 2020. On 37 receptions, Kittle had 474 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns in that period.

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However, he is also expected to spend an extended spell on the sidelines due to a fractured cuboid bone in his foot.

October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) runs against Philadelphia Eagles safety K’Von Wallace (42) during the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers made their way to a morale-boosting win against Sean McVay’s Los Angeles Rams over the weekend. They will next go up against the Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills in Week 13.

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