Posted by Andy Benoit
The 49ers have announced that backup inside linebacker Scott McKillop underwent surgery this morning to repair a torn ACL and patellar tendon in his left knee. The operation was a success, but McKillop will miss the 2010 season.
A fifth-round pick a year ago, the 244-pounder from Pittsburgh was to compete with third-round rookie Navorro Bowman for top backup duties behind veteran Takeo Spikes. Even before McKillop’s injury, Bowman was considered the likely long-term replacement for Spikes.
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