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49ers injury updates: No Garoppolo at practice today; Ford headed to the IR

Kittle will be a full-go, which is a good sign he suits up Sunday night against the Eagles

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Kyle’s update, 3:35 p.m.: Here’s today’s practice report:

Full participant:

TE Kittle (knee)

RB McKinnon (ribs)

CB Witherspoon (hamstring)

Did not practice:

QB Garoppolo (ankle)

RB Mostert (knee)

DE Ford (back)

LB Greenlaw (quadricep)

CB Moseley (concussion)

TE Reed (knee)

CB Williams (hip)

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided a few injury updates ahead of Wednesday’s practice. Shanahan said quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would not practice on Wednesday, as he’s still battling a high-ankle sprain. The 49ers won’t have Dee Ford, who Kyle said is headed to the injured reserve later this week, Dre Greenlaw, who is battling a thigh contusion, Raheem Mostert, Jordan Reed, or K’Waun Williams at practice, either.

The 49ers opened the practice window for wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who Shanahan said is healthy, but needs to get into playing shape before he sees the field. I’d bet we’re still a week away from seeing Samuel play a game.

George Kittle is going to be a full-go at practice, which is a great sign and likely means he’ll play Sunday night against the Eagles.

As for Jimmy G, Shanahan said he needs to show that he’s healthy and able to protect himself. That can’t happen if he’s not practicing. This question keeps coming up for whatever reason, and Kyle has yet to pivot off his original stance. When asked if both quarterbacks are healthy, could Nick Mullens supplant Garoppolo, Shanahan said, “No. That scenario does not exist. This is Jimmy’s team, and when he’s healthy, he’ll be playing for us.”

Shanahan discussed cutting long snapper Kyle Nelson, saying it was difficult from a personal standpoint, but things had been trending in that direction behind the scenes even before Sunday’s game against the Giants. “He hadn’t been playing as good as he had in the past,” Shanahan said he couldn’t risk Nelson’s snaps potentially hurting the team down the line.