Niners stars Kittle, Sanders, Samuel miss practice

Field Level Media

November 20, 2019 at 10:58 pm.

Tight end George Kittle (knee, ankle), wideouts Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) and Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and left tackle Joe Staley (finger) were among several key San Francisco 49ers who missed Wednesday’s practice.

Also absent were running back Matt Breida (ankle), kicker Robbie Gould (quad) and defensive end Dee Ford (hamstring), who is expected to miss at least a game or two.

Head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters he expects most of those players’ statuses to be decided late in the week, potentially during pregame warmups for Sunday night’s home game against the Green Bay Packers.

Kittle has missed the last two games since getting hurt Oct. 31 at Arizona, while Breida missed this last week’s contest.

Sanders was injured Nov. 11 against Seattle, leaving the game and not returning, but he played through the pain on Sunday in a rematch with the Cardinals.

Samuel was hurt Sunday, though he posted eight catches for a career-high 134 yards in the game.

Staley had finger surgery last week, just a game after his return from a fractured leg, and was expected to potentially miss multiple weeks.

Gould has missed two games, being replaced by undrafted rookie Chase McLaughlin.

Ford left Sunday’s game in the first half and could miss significant time, according to reports. He has 6.5 sacks this season.