San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Kittle out with knee injury; Former 49er Gore to start for Jets at running back

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) on the run against the Arizona Cardinals Bubba Parker (32) during the first half of Sun Sep 13th’s game at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle was in so much pain this week that he could not practice due to a sprained knee and will miss this Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at Metlife Stadium.

#2 Kittle was a key guy last season and he played all but one snap in last Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Kittle has played in 45 of his last 49 games and has reportedly nine different types of injury on his body.

#3 49ers tight end Jordon Reed who played last week against the Cardinals looks to be Kittle’s replacement. Reed had two catches for 12 yards it was his first game with the 49ers. Reed didn’t play last season because he was suffering his seventh concussion and has missed 28 of his last 42 games.

#4 Former 49er running back and current New York Jet Frank Gore will be playing in his 228th game an NFL record against his former team the 49ers today. Gore is the back up for Le’Veon Bell but will get the start on Sunday.

#5 Joe taking a look at this match up how do you see Jets quarterback Sam Darnold after he went 21 for 35 for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception and a loss to the Buffalo Bills 27-17 in week 1 last Sunday.

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