The Facts: For a second consecutive campaign, McKinnon will miss an entire year as the San Francisco 49ers will place the running back on season-ending injured reserve. Niners GM John Lynch confirmed McKinnon will require another procedure on his knee and will be headed to IR.
Diehards Line: McKinnon suffered a torn ACL before the season began last year. This summer, McKinnon returned only briefly as he was removed from the team's active/physically unable to perform list on Aug. 6, but was subsequently shut down following a platelet-rich plasma injection in his knee. It seems that McKinnon's setback has now turned into a shutdown for the season. In addition, the Niners released RB Jeff Wilson leaving the duo of Tevin Coleman and Matt Breida to handle the bulk of the workload.