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George Kittle getting MRI on knee after helmet shot from Chandler Jones

49ers tight end George Kittle injured his knee in Week 9. We break down the fantasy football implications for any potential missed time.

Tight end George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers completes a reception in the first quarter over the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on October 31, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers edged out the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9 Thursday Night Football, but they suffered some injuries of note in the game. Tight end George Kittle took a helmet to the knee from Chandler Jones that cost him some time, and linebacker Kwon Alexander injured his chest and was quickly ruled out.

Kittle returned after the hit and finished the game with six catches for 79 yards and a touchdown. However, he did not play on the team’s final drive when they were working to run out the clock. Given his importance as a blocker, that was notable.

On Friday, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle and will undergo an MRI to check for any damage. Shanahan said he was optimistic the injury was not a long term concern, but he would be banged up in the short term.

Fantasy football analysis: 49ers TE George Kittle

The 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, which gives Kittle a little extra time to get healthy. Whether he is available for Week 10 is another question entirely. Shanahan seemed to think he could practice next week, per Matt Barrows, but it sounds like this could turn into a game-time situation type of scenario. Ross Dwelley and Levine Toilolo would get snaps if he faced any absence.