The San Francisco 49ers were hit with the injury bug in their first preseason game, and then their bad luck continued Sunday as Jerrick McKinnon suffered a knee injury.
Nick Wagoner of ESPN reported it is a right knee injury that will require an MRI.
Per #49ers, RB Jerick McKinnon has a right knee injury. He's going for an MRI.
— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) August 12, 2018
This is obviously something that will cause 49ers fans and those in the front office to hold their breath. McKinnon was one of the team’s prized free-agent acquisitions this spring, and he figures to be a huge part of Kyle Shanahan’s offense this year.
Last year as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, McKinnon totaled 991 yards and five touchdowns from scrimmage.