McKinnon was quick to tweet his support for Garoppolo the next day.
I am my brothers keeper! We will get through this together my brother 🙏🏾@JimmyG_10— Jerick Mckinnon (@JetMckinnon1) September 24, 2018
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan used the prospect of rehabbing with the running back as a positive with Garoppolo.
“That’s the only good news that Jimmy and I could talk about on the plane. At least he’s got a buddy to go through it with,” Shanahan said Monday. “Unfortunately, both of them are going through it. But they’re both in the same boat.
“I know Jerick, I think, texted him and sent him a picture of his knee right after the game. Just said, ‘Looking forward to having a wingman,’ or something. They can talk a lot about it with each other. They can keep each other up, help each other when each other are down, but those are two very important players, they were for us to start out this year.”
That last point is what surely stings the 49ers, who entered training camp with high hopes and now must play without their two top offensive weapons.