49ers injury news: Kyle Shanahan expecting George Kittle, Arik Armstead return to practice

The 49ers practices during the Super Bowl bye week came with a small concern about a couple injuries to key players. Neither tight end George Kittle nor Arik Armstead participated in the two sessions the team held over its extra week between the NFC championship and the Super Bowl. It sounds like any concern was alleviated in the days since their last practice.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan on Tuesday in a press conference said he’s anticipating full participation from both Kittle and Armstead on Wednesday when the team is required to issue a practice participation report.

“I am, but since I didn’t have to give a report today I haven’t talked to the trainers yet,” Shanahan said. “But, I’m expecting it to be pretty positive.”

Kittle is dealing with a toe injury he suffered in the NFC championship game. Armstead was listed as a non-participant last week with knee and foot injuries he’s been battling for a few weeks.

Both Kittle and Armstead are crucial to San Francisco’s success on both sides of the ball. Whether they practice in full matters less than their availability for the Super Bowl, but the full participation is a good indicator that they’ll be able to suit up Sunday.

Story originally appeared on Niners Wire