49ers star TE George Kittle misses practice ahead of NFC Championship Game

By Vincent Frank
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This is certainly not the news San Francisco 49ers fans wanted to hear mere days from their NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

Record-breaking tight end George Kittle missed practice on Wednesday with an ankle injury.

This seemingly came out of nowhere. Kittle looked perfectly healthy in helping the 49ers to a blowout win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last weekend.

The good news here is that Kittle was seen walking without a limp following practice. It seems to be a minor injury.

The third-year tight end caught 85 passes for 1,053 yards while boasting an absurd 80% catch rate during the regular season.