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George Kittle playing through bone chip in his ankle

49ers tight end George Kittle is playing through pain, and he dominated in Week 12. We break down the fantasy football implications.

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle scores a touchdown against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander and cornerback Kevin King during the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle returned to action on Sunday, putting together his best performance of the season at a crucial time. Kittle caught six passes for 129 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers 37-8 win over the Green Bay Packers.

The performance was impressive, but it was all the more remarkable because Kittle was playing through pain. Earlier in the day, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Kittle was dealing with a broken bone in his ankle. After the game, head coach Kyle Shanahan offered some clarity on the injury.

Kittle did not look the worse for wear, but we can expect to see him on the injury report as the 49ers begin preparations for facing the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13. Barring any unexpected setback, Kittle should be good to go for next Sunday, but as Shanahan said, dealing with some pain. He is a must start in fantasy football when active, even when he is at less than 100 percent capacity.