FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon, foreground, carries against Dallas Cowboys defensive end Datone Jones (56), linebacker Jaylon Smith, center left, and linebacker Joe Thomas (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Santa Clara, Calif. McKinnon has injured his knee in practice and could be facing a serious injury. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, that McKinnon got hurt in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. McKinnon will undergo an MRI and Shanahan said the team is "nervous" about his outlook.
(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon suffers season-ending knee injury

September 01, 2018 - 6:33 pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon has suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice.

McKinnon got hurt Saturday in his first day of team drills since injuring his right calf Aug. 9. An MRI determined he tore his ACL in his right knee and he will miss the entire season.

The 49ers were counting heavily on McKinnon this season after signing him to a four-year, $30 million contract in free agency. The 49ers now have three healthy running backs on the roster in Matt Breida, Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert.

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