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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo jokes with reporters on George Kittle's new fame

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49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo jokes with reporters on George Kittle's new fame

I'll admit it: Sometimes I get a big head when a tweet of mine goes viral -- I get a little ahead of myself with the attention.

One person who does not have that problem is 49ers tight end George Kittle. At least not yet.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was asked Wednesday about Kittle and how the tight end could be handling his "new higher profile" since last year. Jimmy G wanted to make sure Kittle remained humble, though, and simply answered, "George who?"

Garoppolo smiled, of course, and it was pretty apparent he was being facetious -- and rightfully so.

Last season, Kittle was voted the most improved player by the Pro Football Writers of America, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl. He also earned second-team All Pro honors, and set the NFL receiving yards record by a tight end in a season with 1,377. 

Not bad. And through it all, he not only remained humble, but he also remained awesome.

[RELATED: Kittle played through rib injury last season]

At the end of the day, he's just a guy rushing through a press conference to get to a WWE event.

He's all of us. 

49ers' Jimmie Ward fractures collarbone, expected to miss 8-12 weeks

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49ers' Jimmie Ward fractures collarbone, expected to miss 8-12 weeks

The injuries are piling up in droves for the 49ers. After first-round draft pick Nick Bosa hurt his hamstring Wednesday, safety Jimmie Ward suffered a fractured collarbone during Thursday's practice.

The standard recovery time for the injury is 8-12 weeks.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Ward will undergo surgery Friday, and NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported that the 49ers safety was injured diving for a ball during OTAs on Thursday.

Ward, who was operating as the first-string free safety, has been placed on Injured Reserve four out of the last five seasons. 

[RELATED: Bosa to miss few weeks of practice with hamstring injury]

A favorite of the 49ers coaching staff, Ward signed a one-year, $5 million contract back in March. He was San Francisco's first-round pick in 2014.

49ers top draft pick Nick Bosa diagnosed with Grade 1 hamstring strain

49ers top draft pick Nick Bosa diagnosed with Grade 1 hamstring strain

The 49ers suffered a big blow on Thursday when it was determined that No. 2 overall pick Nick Bosa will miss the next few weeks of practice due to a Grade 1 hamstring strain.

The injury originally occurred during Tuesday's organized team activity. The 49ers are concluding the first of four consecutive weeks of on-field work.

It's been a while since Bosa has been on a football field, as he sustained a bilateral core muscle injury in the third game of last year and underwent surgery, bringing his final season at Ohio State to an early end.

So with this latest injury, Bosa will miss valuable time learning the 49ers' defensive scheme.