Report: Jerick McKinnon MRI shows muscle strain

AP

49ers running back Jerick McKinnon said he was OK after hurting his knee in Sunday’s practice, but he went for an MRI to make sure that was the case.

It appears the test reinforced McKinnon’s initial feeling. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the test showed McKinnon suffered a muscle strain.

There’s no word on any time that McKinnon might miss, but the 49ers will likely be on the cautious side with a player that’s set to fill a major role for them during the 2018 season.

McKinnon’s injury came a few days after the 49ers saw six players leave their preseason opener with injuries. All are likely to miss some time, but coach Kyle Shanahan said all are expected back for the start of the season.

10 responses to “Report: Jerick McKinnon MRI shows muscle strain

  1. Clara was lucky that this was not a regular season game or the Boys would have beat the tar out of them physically and on the score board.

  2. vikingsvoice says:

    August 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    And now 49ers fans are realizing what Vikings fans already know. Jerick McKinnon is not anything close to a workhorse.

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    First off Jerick has been a VERY durable back, especially for being undersized. Second, maybe you aren’t a football guy, but Kyle Shanahan used 2 backs in Atlanta. Jerick is the featured back, but he will share time. It really amazes me the hate Jerick is getting. The Vikings Oline last year was below average and Keenum isn’t exactly an elite QB, yet McKinnon did amazing.

  3. kevines255 says:
    August 12, 2018 at 8:30 pm
    vikingsvoice says:

    August 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    And now 49ers fans are realizing what Vikings fans already know. Jerick McKinnon is not anything close to a workhorse.

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    First off Jerick has been a VERY durable back, especially for being undersized. Second, maybe you aren’t a football guy, but Kyle Shanahan used 2 backs in Atlanta. Jerick is the featured back, but he will share time. It really amazes me the hate Jerick is getting. The Vikings Oline last year was below average and Keenum isn’t exactly an elite QB, yet McKinnon did amazing.

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    I’m a Vikings fan and couldn’t ageee more with the above response. He was never meant to be a “workhorse” in the Vikings system. They needed him for his speed and ability to catch passes out of the backfield. If he stays healthy, he will fit in well in SF. I wish him the best and hated to see him go, but he has the talent to be a feature back in the NFL and deserves the much increased salary.

  4. vikingsvoice says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    And now 49ers fans are realizing what Vikings fans already know. Jerick McKinnon is not anything close to a workhorse.

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    Very good back that excelled in passing situations, and showed that he could occasionally handle running downs. I think the issue you have is if he is asked to carry the load in sure running situations with running personal on the field you will see him break down. He is best when given the ball in space, and is more effective on turf than grass. I wish Jet well, it will be interesting to hear from 9er fans at the end of the year if they think he was worth the money. It seems like you could get a player like this or better in rounds 2-5 of the last 2 drafts.

  5. stucats says:
    August 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm
    Clara was lucky that this was not a regular season game or the Boys would have beat the tar out of them physically and on the score board.

    If it was a regular season game they would have beaten the Arlington Cowgirls

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