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Jerick McKinnon reportedly out for year with torn ACL

Aug 9, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon (28) escapes Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford (98) before being tackles by cornerback Byron Jones (31) during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers will be without free-agent acquisition Jerick McKinnon after the running back tore his ACL during workouts on Saturday.

Preliminary reports indicated the injury was serious, and an MRI confirmed it.

Just a few months ago, the 49ers made McKinnon one of the highest-paid running backs in the league in free agency.

Now the team will have to lean on veteran pickup Alfred Morris, who only recently came on board due to a minor rash of injuries at the position. Second-year back Matt Breida will also be a featured player and look to build upon a solid first year.