UPDATE: McKinnon was diagnosed with a calf strain.
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) August 13, 2018
Things were looking up in San Francisco on paper before training camp came around.
Since then, 49ers have been going down left and right, with the likes of Soloman Thomas, George Kittle, and now Jerick McKinnon appearing to have injured himself at practice on Sunday.
Troubling moment at practice as Jerick McKinnon was hobbling, grabbing behind right knee. After getting checked out by medical staff, he is walking around and is watching remainder of practice. GM John Lynch slapped hands with McKinnon after he got up from the ground.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) August 12, 2018
McKinnon was seen struggling to walk and motioning towards his right knee, a troublesome sight for any athlete.
Since the injury, he’s been sitting back and watching the rest of practice. McKinnon would later say that he was fine, however, fans will remember Redskins rookie Derrius Guice saying the same thing hours before realizing his ACL was torn.
#Redskins RB Derrius Guice was laughing and joking around when reporters asked him about his knee injury last night.
"All is well."pic.twitter.com/WkvrlLVqN7
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) August 10, 2018
Obviously, the Niner medical staff will take their time with the running back to make sure he hasn’t suffered anything serious.
McKinnon signed a four year, $30 million contract with San Francisco this offseason.