Report: Jerick McKinnon could land on IR, need procedure on knee
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.
The #49ers are expected to place starting RB Jerick McKinnon on Injured Reserve, sources say. What’s not clear is if it’s season-ending or if he could return. His surgically repaired knee had a bit of a flare up, and he may have a procedure to fix the issue.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 30, 2019
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.