Late of their loss Sunday to the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers misplaced quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight finish George Kittle to fourth-quarter ankle and foot accidents, respectively.
Neither Kittle nor Garoppolo returned to the 37-27 defeat, and their standing for Thursday night time’s house sport in opposition to the Green Bay Packers is up within the air till they’re able to get additional testing on Monday, in accordance with coach Kyle Shanahan.
Kittle and Garoppolo’s accidents got here inside minutes of one another early within the fourth quarter, and each retreated to the locker room in Seattle for additional examination. Each have been listed as questionable to return however didn’t make it again onto the sector. These accidents got here after working again Tevin Coleman left within the first quarter with a knee harm.
Garoppolo appeared to tweak his ankle earlier within the sport however performed via it earlier than he was eliminated with 14:02 left to play. He limped to the locker room after going 11-of-16 for 84 yards with no touchdowns and an interception for a passer ranking of 55.2. Nick Mullens stepped in for Garoppolo.
One other ankle harm sidelined Garoppolo earlier this season. He sustained a excessive proper ankle sprain in Week 2 in opposition to the New York Jets, an harm that price him the 2 video games that adopted and a part of a 3rd sport the following week after he struggled in his return in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
“I knew it was harm as soon as all of us noticed it and he did not return in on that one play,” Shanahan stated. “He had a superb week of apply throwing, however excessive ankle sprains linger, so that you by no means know when it should have an effect on you. I do know he harm it later within the sport, or re-hurt it, and we’ll wait till tomorrow to see how unhealthy it’s.”
Kittle’s foot harm got here with 12:36 to play after he leaped to haul in a 25-yard move from Mullens. Kittle made the play however got here down awkwardly on the ankle and hobbled to the sideline quickly after. Initially considered an ankle harm, the 49ers stated it was a foot subject for Kittle.
Kittle completed with two catches for 39 yards; Ross Dwelley changed him and caught a 16-yard landing move.
“Nothing was damaged not less than on the X-rays, so we have got to test MRIs and stuff tomorrow,” Shanahan stated.
In the future after the Niners activated Coleman, who had spent the earlier 5 video games on injured reserve with a sprained knee, the working again was unable to make it via the primary quarter of the sport Sunday.
With 5:42 left within the first quarter, Coleman took a handoff to the left facet and gained 12 yards on second-and-10. However Coleman acquired up slowly and hobbled to the sideline instantly after the play.
At halftime, the Niners stated Coleman was questionable to return with a knee harm, however they dominated him out quickly after. Coleman had three carries for 20 yards earlier than departing.
“It was the identical knee,” Shanahan stated. “He needed to return in. We tried, and he simply could not. I do not know what the deal is for this week. Clearly, I am hoping he is prepared for Thursday, however his knee was reinjured, and he could not return within the sport.”
The lack of Coleman left the Niners with simply rookie JaMycal Hasty and veteran Jerick McKinnon obtainable at working again. McKinnon has had a restricted position in current weeks after a heavy workload early within the season, leaving Hasty to get lots of the alternatives.
Hasty scored his first NFL landing within the second quarter and completed with 12 carries for 29 yards. McKinnon had three carries for negative-1 yard and caught 4 passes for 40 yards.