In a season in which they have been riddled with injuries, Monday brought two more awful ones to the San Francisco 49ers.
A league source confirmed to Fangirl Sports Network that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and All-Pro tight end George Kittle will be out indefinitely.
Confirmed per league source, Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) and George Kittle (foot) are out indefinitely. #49ers
— Tracy Sandler (@49ersfangirl) November 2, 2020
During Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Garoppolo re-aggravated the high ankle sprain he initially suffered in Week 2 and that sidelined him in Weeks 3 and 4, while Kittle left the game in the fourth quarter with a foot injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Garoppolo will be out at least six weeks, while Kittle will be out eight with a broken bone in his foot.
Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks and possibly longer if surgery is needed, per source.
George Kittle is out eight weeks with a broken bone in his foot, which means his season could be over.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2020
The 49ers have eight games left in the regular season, meaning Kittle could be done for the year. The 49ers currently have 22 injured players.
Kwon Alexander Traded
Ahead of tomorrow’s trade deadline, the 49ers traded LB Kwon Alexander to the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft choice and LB Kiko Alonso.
“Kwon’s time with our team might not have been long but it was very impactful,” said general manager John Lynch in a statement. “A tremendous teammate, his non-stop motor, ferocious play and selfless nature helped establish a standard for our locker room that will carry on. On behalf of the entire organization, I want to wish Kwon all the best and thank him for all of his contributions to our team.”
The move gives the 49ers some much-needed room in the salary cap. Alexander, who created 49ers linebackers’ “Hot Boyzz” persona, has battled injuries during his tenure in San Francisco and has seen a dip in production.