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.
George Kittle came out with his team after the halftime break. Breathe easy, #49ers fans.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) September 13, 2020
George Kittle comes out with #49ers for second half, jogs over to help QBs warm up and looks OK to continue playing.— Cam Inman (@CamInman) September 13, 2020
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.