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Crabtree underwent surgery, may practice this week


The 49ers offense needs help.  Counting on Michael Crabtree to provide it is dangerous, but the team doesn’t have much of a choice.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said the No. 10 pick of the 2009 draft it’s “possible” Crabtree will re-join practice this week after missing all of training camp. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes Crabtree quietly underwent surgery on his foot before camp.

A return to practice for Crabtree would indicate that he’s not going to start the season on the PUP list.  He hasn’t practiced at all under Harbaugh after hurting his foot in player-only workouts.

San Francisco’s starting offense scored six first half points in three games this preseason. Crabtree figures to be in the top three receivers on the team with Braylon Edwards and Josh Morgan.

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22 Responses to “Crabtree underwent surgery, may practice this week”
  1. steelernationlolzatyouremptytrophycase6 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:02 AM


  2. talkintrashallday says: Aug 29, 2011 9:08 AM

    What a D-I-V-A

  3. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Aug 29, 2011 9:15 AM

    They should have let him continue his hold out and forced him to re-enter the draft.

  4. jimmysee says: Aug 29, 2011 9:35 AM

    The other Crabtree — Tom — the Packers tight end — is having a great training camp.

    No attitude. No diva routine. Solid production from a guy down the depth chart.

    Obviously, the ‘Niners got the two confused when they drafted.

  5. edmazeing1 says: Aug 29, 2011 9:41 AM

    I hope crabtree retire or is force out of the NFL, gives the DHB pick lil comfort, but im sick of him 2 cut ties now AL!!!

  6. eaglesw00t says: Aug 29, 2011 9:43 AM

    I wish he did re-enter the draft, and get paid this years draft position salary. He would have taken a loss of several million dollars. That would have been hysterical

  7. sclazo says: Aug 29, 2011 10:11 AM

    What about Ted Ginn? LOLz

  8. sfwillis52 says: Aug 29, 2011 10:56 AM

    None of this matters. Just like the starting QB doesn’t matter. Nothing on the offense will matter until the freaking offensive line is fixed…

  9. cburmester85 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:04 AM

    This guys more beat up than one of Tom Cable’s ex-girlfriends.

  10. theysone says: Aug 29, 2011 11:22 AM

    Sfwillis52 is spot on. The two tackles are the biggest problem. Staley has looked awful since his injury, and Anthony Davis has always looked like Kwame Harris, part duex. Baalke really should’ve resigned Barry Sims who was far and away the best tackle the last couple years.

  11. phelbin says: Aug 29, 2011 11:22 AM

    One more week till the regular season and suddenly he’s ready to start playing…big surprise! It seems this guy is allergic to practice and hard work.

    I was really excited when he fell all the way to number 10 and my Niners were able to draft him. But that excitement wore off quickly, and it’s just gotten worse every year. I’m sick of Crabtree!!

  12. dasportsninja says: Aug 29, 2011 11:22 AM

    I think Crabtree is overrated. He is not a team player. He is a Diva and will never be an elite reciever in the NFL. Plus he seems to be very injury prone.

  13. trollhammer20 says: Aug 29, 2011 11:44 AM

    I’m sure he’ll show up for an entire preseason and put full effort into his game, and it will carry over into a full effort in the regular season.

    And then, his contract year over, he’ll get hurt the following summer, and miss camp again.

  14. joetoronto says: Aug 29, 2011 12:04 PM

    Great pick by the Niners……NOT!

  15. marcsasharc says: Aug 29, 2011 12:28 PM

    lol so many haters. why dont you see what he does this season before labeling him a bust. hes shown hes a good WR and can make plays when the ball isnt skipped off the turf to him. look at his production last year. the kid can ball.

    hate on haters.

  16. granadafan says: Aug 29, 2011 2:10 PM

    As a 9ers fan, I was very skeptical of this pick as WRs picked in the top 10 tend to be busts and major divas. Crabtree came from a gimmick offense in college that puts up flashy numbers but doesn’t develop them as players. The wide receivers in the NFL from Texas Tech have been busts with the exception of Wes Welker, who has a Hall of Fame QB.

  17. trickybastard says: Aug 29, 2011 2:22 PM

    does this guy ever play?


  18. nyyankeedave says: Aug 29, 2011 4:43 PM

    To the D-bags posting “BUST”, wait till this kid has an actual qb and FULL training camp(which, eventually, he will) until then, go back to bandwagon-ing the Steelers, Packers, Saints, Pats, or whatever team you’re parading behind “this year” and STFU! GO JETS

  19. hendeeze says: Aug 29, 2011 4:51 PM

    I hope crabtree retire or is force out of the NFL, gives the DHB pick lil comfort, but im sick of him 2 cut ties now AL!!!

    typical moronic raider fan. Trying to play down the little brother complex. Even with 1 leg Crabtree has done more and is still better then DHB.

  20. marcsasharc says: Aug 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    27 career games
    103 receptions
    13.0 average
    8 tds

    not spectacular stats but pretty darn good all things considered (QB issues, coaching issues, OL issues).

    he is not a problem with the team. the team has far bigger issues during his tenure with the 49ers.

    his teammates have only said positive things about him and his work ethic.

    hate on haters.

  21. dd393 says: Aug 29, 2011 8:03 PM

    Did his foot have to be surgically removed from his mouth?

  22. chetbrooks31 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:51 PM

    Unless he plays like a beast this year, this guy needs another foot……. in his ass.

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