McKinnon doesn't need crutches to move about as he recovers from a torn ACL in his right knee, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
McKinnon suffered the injury between the preseason slate and preparation for Week 1, leaving the 49ers without one of their big offseason acquisitions for the entire campaign. Following surgery on Sept. 11, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reported McKinnon's ACL tear was "pretty clean," a positive sign for his rehab. In McKinnon's absence, the trio of Matt Breida (ankle), Raheem Mostert and Alfred Morris have combined to fuel the NFL's second-ranked rushing attack (137.4 yards per game).
After tearing the ACL in his right knee Saturday, McKinnon was bound to land on IR. He'll now commence with rehab, allowing Alfred Morris and Matt Breida to churn out yards on the ground for the 49ers this season.
McKinnon (calf) was injured during a team workout Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Per Barrows' source, McKinnon's injury "did not look good." Signed in the offseason to serve the 49ers' No. 1 back, McKinnon missed most of the preseason due to a calf injury but had been increasing his conditioning work in recent days. The nature of the current concern will be known in due time, but Alfred Morris and Matt Breida (shoulder) could be the team's go-to running backs to begin the season.
McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder) both went through conditioning drills in full uniform at Tuesday's practice, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The 49ers have been cautious with their injured running backs, limiting them to side work for the past week despite the expectation that both will be fine for Week 1 in Minnesota. McKinnon and Breida seem to be on track for a return to team drills next week after the team cuts its roster down to 53 players. Alfred Morris is making a strong case to be one of the 53, but there hasn't been any indication that he represents a serious threat to McKinnon's expected workload (or Breida's) early in the season.
McKinnon (calf) is doing individual conditioning work at Tuesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Already ruled out for the rest of the preseason, McKinnon apparently is making progress in his recovery from a calf strain he suffered during practice Aug. 12. The Niners are playing it safe with all of their injured players, perhaps aiming for returns to full practice participation once it's time to install the gameplan for Week 1 in Minnesota. McKinnon seems to be on track to face his former team in the opener.
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