Crabtree underwent surgery, may practice this week

AP

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.

22 responses to “Crabtree underwent surgery, may practice this week

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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