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Jerick McKinnon surgery successful, ACL tear was ‘pretty clean’

So far so good for the 49ers running back following his ACL tear.

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon had his ACL surgery on Wednesday, and announced on Twitter that his return process has begun. On Friday, we got an update on the situation from Matt Maiocco. The tear was apparently “pretty clean.”

This is of note because it means he is looking at the most traditional of ACL rehabs. He did not tear any other ligaments, and there are no other issues for the time being. Things could pop up in his subsequent rehab, but for the time being, he’s off to the proverbial races with his rehab.

When the 49ers return for the offseason workout program next April, I’m guessing we won’t see a whole lot of McKinnon on the field — even come June for the mandatory minicamp. He’s got the time to be ready in time for training camp, but we’ll wait for updates in the coming months.