Adam Schefter reports Kittle is looking at an eight-week recovery timetable for the broken bone in his foot. That would knock him out for the rest of the regular season, although a return for the playoffs would theoretically be possible.
Kittle already missed a few games with an MCL sprain earlier this year. It would be the latest massive injury blow to a 49ers team that’s been riddled with losses.
Kittle, 27, is a former fifth-round pick of the 49ers out of Iowa back in 2017. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2.69 million contract and set to make a base salary of $735,000 in 2020 when he agreed to a new five-year, $75 million extension with the 49ers this past August.
In 2020, Kittle has appeared in six games for the 49ers and caught 37 passes for 474 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He’s also rushed twice for 17 yards.
We’ll have more on Kittle as the news is available.