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SANTA CLARA — Jerick McKinnon did not suffer any structural damage after injuring his right knee in Sunday’s practice, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
MRI on Jerick McKinnon’s knee was what 49ers hoped: per source, “good and just a muscle strain.” https://t.co/XZmdcmFeQH
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 12, 2018
McKinnon, who signed a four-year deal with the 49ers in March, injured his right knee during a run play in Sunday’s training camp practice. The 49ers training staff tended to McKinnon for several minutes, and he eventually hobbled off the field holding the back of his right knee. He watched the rest of session from the sideline. He did not appear overly concerned with the injury’s severity, slapping hands with general manager John Lynch on the sideline and later signing autographs for fans.
News of negative results in McKinnon’s MRI is majorly relieving for the 49ers. Backup running back Matt Breida suffered a separated shoulder in Thursday’s preseason opener. Kyle Shanahan said Sunday that Breida will not play throughout the rest of the preseason, but he is expected to suit up Week 1.