The Facts: McKinnon sustained a torn ACL one week before the team's season opener. He is expected to be cleared for full work when training camp opens in late-July. "I don't have a time table, but when that time comes I'll be ready," McKinnon said.
Diehards Line:The arduous rehab has been difficult, but the fact that McKinnon and QB Jimmy Garoppolo are going through it together has been a bright spot for both of them. "It's encouraging being with someone, especially [McKinnon]," Garoppolo said. "The guy is so positive every day. How could you not be in a good mood with him?" The 49ers official offseason program began on Monday, and Garoppolo and McKinnon have clearly built a chemistry during all their time together on the field, as well as in the weight room and training room. "I get to see how hard he works and vice versa," McKinnon said. "It's a lot of time spent together talking through stuff, plays, picking his brain, him picking mine. Just get on that same page for the upcoming season." The 49ers open the season Sept. 8 and both players fully expect to be on the field that day. The addition of Tevin Coleman in free agency will be an issue for McKinnon, but it sounds like the former Viking will be ready to compete for touches.