Jerick McKinnon expected to land on injured reserve

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49ers running back Jerick McKinnon returned to practice earlier this week, but it turned out to be the second brief return to action this summer.

McKinnon tore his ACL last year and went for platelet rich plasma therapy after the first setback. This week’s setback is likely to keep him out for a big chunk of time.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McKinnon is expected to be placed on injured reserve. It’s not clear if that move will come as one of the team’s cuts to the 53-man limit or if the team will wait until after the cut so that McKinnon could return later this year.

In either case, Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida will be the top backs for the Niners this season.

12 responses to “Jerick McKinnon expected to land on injured reserve

  1. That sucks, I am a huge McKinnon fan from his days as a Viking. Wish we could have kept him, but now he is having some horrible luck. Get better soon Jet.

  2. 9ERS should just cut him or sit him for the whole year and let him completely get healthy

    They have depth at RB this season and it would free up a spot for either LB Aziz Shair or DL Kevin Givens

  3. I hope McKinnon doesnt give up, takes this year to get fully strong and healthy, and is ready to go next year and for several years after that.

  4. I hope the Niners cut Tevin Coleman. We are fine with Breida and Mostert. Coleman is on the decline at this point. I’d rather keep Jeff Wilson around and develop him. The Niners have a lot of bubble guys that I would like them to keep. I’ll be upset if Richie James gets cut and they keep Coleman. Keeping 3 QB’s is already using up an extra roster spot.

  5. PrincePaul says:
    August 30, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    I hope the Niners cut Tevin Coleman. We are fine with Breida and Mostert. Coleman is on the decline at this point. I’d rather keep Jeff Wilson around and develop him. The Niners have a lot of bubble guys that I would like them to keep. I’ll be upset if Richie James gets cut and they keep Coleman. Keeping 3 QB’s is already using up an extra roster spot.

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    You want to cut Coleman and keep Mostert WTF?!

  6. I hope the Niners cut Tevin Coleman. We are fine with Breida and Mostert. Coleman is on the decline at this point. I’d rather keep Jeff Wilson around and develop him. The Niners have a lot of bubble guys that I would like them to keep. I’ll be upset if Richie James gets cut and they keep Coleman. Keeping 3 QB’s is already using up an extra roster spot.

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    You want to cut Coleman and keep Mostert WTF?!
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    Thought the same thing! Coleman is on the downside at 26???

  7. Unreal. If Kyle Shanahan had ANY healthy talent, he’d sleep walk to 10 wins, but he’s been crippled with injury after injury. Jon Lynch’s job has to be at stake this year.

  8. Putting JM in IR also allows Frisco to keep Jeff Wilson Jr., a running back who was productive in preseason. They also have difficult decisions to make on WR.

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