Jerick McKinnon had another setback on Tuesday when he tried to return from a tattered ACL he had suffered a year ago, and his status for the season is questionable, General Manager John Lynch said on Wednesday at KNBR.
McKinnon took limited reruns Tuesday in his first practice since August 7, and Lynch said it had gone badly.
"Yesterday was not encouraging for Jet from this point of view," Lynch said. "What that means, we're not sure yet, and we're working hard to find out."
The 49ers could put McKinnon on their first 53-man squad when final cuts are made on Saturday, and then put him in the short-term injured reserve, which would be enough for him at least the first six games, they could put him in the injured reserve at the end of the season and suspend him for a second consecutive season.
McKinnon, who last year a four-year contract Over $ 30 million had already suffered two setbacks this summer, including what the 49ers called the "Flareup" in July, and started a training camp on the list of physically disabled players, suffering from knee pain after he had At the beginning of August he had participated in two training sessions only to a limited extent and had paused for three weeks before returning to training on Tuesday returned, "said Lynch. "And the final step is actually playing the NFL football, especially in its position where you have to do hard cuts, you have to put your foot in the ground."
"And we did it a month ago we've got that step and it has receded and I'd say we had a similar situation yesterday so we're trying, 'OK, what's the real cause of the problems it's having?' "
McKinnon's base salary of $ 3.7 million for 201
Positive report on Bosa: Lynch had a positive report on rookie # 2 by Nick Bosa, who contracted a severe ankle sprain on August 7th. Lynch, who said last week that Bosa would have the chance to play in Week 1, 50:50, was more optimistic that the Pass Rusher could be ready for regular duty. Season opener in Tampa Bay on 8 September.
"He really heals at a really good rate and week one is certainly in the game," said Lynch. "I'm not likely to say, questionable, I'm not going to go there yet because we're not there yet, but in a sense, it exceeds the expectations we've placed on it, and that's definitely a possibility.
And doing what he does is one thing to get out of here (in rehab), but to turn it against a 330-pound man, turn around and do everything a d-lineman needs to do but I can say we're very encouraged by Nick. "
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