49ers' John Lynch felt 'incredibly blessed' George Kittle OK after injury

Jessica Kleinschmidt
NBC Sports BayArea

The 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 for "Monday Night Football," and we're still left not knowing whether or not George Kittle will be available for the game.

The last update we received was from head coach Kyle Shanahan on Thursday, who said the tight end is having knee and ankle issues after going down against the Arizona Cardinals last week. There is hope he will play this week, but "we will see."

49ers general manager John Lynch shares the same desire to have Kittle return to the starting lineup.

"Well, first and foremost, I just felt incredibly blessed for everybody that he was OK," Lynch said Friday morning on KNBR. "I'm sitting there on [Thursday] night, and I've got the luxury of having a replay right over me. And as I saw that, I said, 'Oh no.' I mean, that did not look good the way that knee hyperextended. And then next thing you know, Kittle is in there doing what he does -- breaking loose and busting loose."

Kittle is one tough cookie. Even after the injury, trainers felt comfortable enough to have him return.

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"He injured both his knee and ankle," Lynch said. "I think the prognosis is good in terms of nothing long-term, and we all know, with George, he's as tough as they come. He wears these trainers out. He's here from morning 'til night. He's doing his best because every game is a huge game for him."

Lynch remains positive just as Shanahan does, but added he doesn't know anything else.

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