49ers linebacker McKillop undergoes knee surgery
San Francisco linebacker Scott McKillop has undergone surgery on
his left knee to repair a torn patellar tendon and torn anterior
McKillop, a backup inside linebacker who was hurt in Wednesday
afternoon’s practice, underwent surgery Friday morning at nearby
Stanford Medical Center.
The 49ers provided no timetable for his return, if he comes back
this season at all. He most likely will be placed on the
season-ending injured reserve list considering the severity and
healing time for the injury. Recovery for both injuries is
typically six to nine months.
McKillop, a fifth-round draft pick last year out of Pittsburgh,
played all 16 games as a rookie in 2009, primarily on special