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11/13/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/13/2019 18:52

49ers TE George Kittle will be out for Cardinals tilt

Knee and ankle ailments kept George Kittle from the 49ers' Monday night showdown with the Seahawks and they will likewise keep him from playing against the Cardinals on Sunday.

San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan told the media on Monday following practice that Kittle will not play against Arizona.

It's the second straight missed game for the standout tight end, who didn't miss a game during a stellar 2018 campaign that saw him collect his first Pro Bowl bid in his second year playing.

Kittle's 1,377 yards were an NFL record for a tight end.

This season, Kittle has 46 receptions for 541 yards. His last game played was a 28-25 win over the Cardinals in which he had six receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.

Coming off its first setback of the season against Seattle, San Francisco (8-1) is forced to deal with an injury setback for a second consecutive week.