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George Kittle injures lower leg in 2nd quarter, returns after halftime

49ers tight end George Kittle injured his leg in the second quarter of Week 1 and has headed to the locker room to have it looked at.

George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers runs after making a receptions during training camp at the SAP Performance Facility on August 18, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

UPDATE: George Kittle returned on the first drive of the third quarter.

UPDATE: George Kittle has come out of the locker room with his teammates and seems on track to return to the game in the third quarter.

The San Francisco 49ers likely were briefly holding their breath after tight end George Kittle appeared to injure his lower leg in the second quarter. It bent awkwardly and he limped off the field. Trainers looked at him after Budda Baker hit him near the line of scrimmage.

Kittle has gone back to the locker room to get his leg looked at more closely. 49ers media indicated Kittle did not look too disturbed.

At the time of the injury, Kittle had four receptions for 44 yards and one rush for nine yards. The 49ers other two tight ends are Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley.