49ers RB Jerick McKinnon suffers setback

49ers RB Jerick McKinnon’s knee was not feeling good after working the past two days. He’ll be shut down for a while. He can’t go back on PUP. If he’s slow to recover, the only option would be to start season on IR and come back later in the season.

UPDATE: Jerick McKinnon (knee) is having a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment. He’ll have two weeks to recover, then 18 days after that before Week 1 of the regular season. “If he’s ready, that would be great,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “If not, we’ll be patient with him.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Jerick McKinnon is now too far behind in his rehab to have any chance of seeing work early in the season and appears close to going on IR or being let go with an injury settlement. Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida are now the clear cut No. 1 and 2 backs, giving both of them fantasy value in a strong offense for their skill-sets.

Read more

yesterday

49ers news