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Report: Jerick McKinnon could land on IR, need procedure on knee

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San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon looks poised to miss some significant time for a second consecutive season.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, McKinnon may need another procedure to address a flare-up in his surgically-repaired knee, which could land him on injured reserve.

McKinnon tore his ACL a year ago and did not play in 2018. The hope was that he’d be able to return and play a role in the San Francisco offense, but it looks unlikely that will happen at the start of the season after suffering a setback late in the preseason.

The 27-year-old last saw action in the NFL in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings.

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