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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In case there was any lingering doubt about whether San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was going to return from his knee injury Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, he did his best to wipe it away Thursday afternoon.
Speaking to Bay Area media after going through his second full practice in as many days, Kittle made it clear that he will return from his sprained left knee on Sunday night football after a two-week hiatus.
“Any time you miss games, that’s not fun,” Kittle said. “You can ask anybody that’s missed games the past couple weeks, but knowing that I’m gonna be healthy, I can go out there and play and not be worried about anything and just let it loose, that’s all I’m looking forward to. And once you get over that hump and you know you’re gonna be back and you’re gonna be fine, it makes it a lot easier. So, definitely my teammates made it a lot easier, they picked me up and they got two wins. I’m just looking forward to contributing and helping the team this week.”
Kittle’s impending return is a welcome development for a