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Jordan Reed injures knee in Week 3, headed to IR for 6-8 weeks

49ers TE Jordan Reed has impressed through Week 3, but he injured his knee against the Giants. We break down his status.

Jordan Reed of the San Francisco 49ers in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 20, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Monday update: Jordan Reed injured his knee and will be placed on injured reserve, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. The team expects him to miss 6-8 weeks with the injury. George Kittle is day-to-day for the time being leaving Ross Dwelley as the No. 1 healthy tight end on the depth chart and rookie Charlie Woerner behind him.

3rd quarter update: The 49ers announced Jordan Reed will NOT return to the game.

Halftime update: Reed is favoring his left leg heading into the locker room. We’ll keep an eye out for new information when the 49ers return to the field in the third quarter.

Late 2nd quarter update: Reed appears to have aggravated the ankle sprain and trainers re looking at him on the bench with under four minutes left in the second quarter.

UPDATE: Reed returned to the game midway through the second quarter.

UPDATE: The 49ers have announced Reed is questionable to return with an ankle injury.

San Francisco 49ers tight end Jordan Reed has stepped up in a big way with George Kittle sidelined, but injuries remain an issue. Reed rolled his ankle on a near touchdown catch in the first quarter against the New York Giants in Week 3. He had two receptions for 23 yards at the time he rolled his ankle.

Reed did get up and walk off the field, but went to the locker room to get his ankle looked at, according to reporter Matt Maiocco. The 49ers kicked a field goal to end that drive. This will be something to track on the next 49ers offensive drive.