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Michael Crabtree, injured again

Michael Crabtree AP

The 49ers could be down to four No. 1 receivers.

Michael Crabtree, a first-round pick in 2009 who has yet to fulfill his potential, potentially could be out for a while with an ankle injury.

Cam Inman of BayAreaNewsGroup.com reports that Crabtree missed Saturday’s practice after injuring the ankle late in Friday’s practice.

Coach Jim Harbaugh would say only that Crabtree is “working through something.”  (Maybe he swallowed a Lego.)

“He’ll be all right.  He’s good,” 49ers running back Frank Gore said of Crabtree. “He’s going to be ready.”

Crabtree has yet to participate in a full training camp.  He held out into the regular season as a rookie, and he has had neck and foot injuries in his other two Augusts.

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31 Responses to “Michael Crabtree, injured again”
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 28, 2012 11:47 PM

    Hmmm… Another camp hangnail for the prima donna without portfolio…

  2. harbaughshandshake says: Jul 28, 2012 11:50 PM

    And cue the “Crabtree’s a diva” comments……

  3. thekiller678 says: Jul 28, 2012 11:51 PM

    sad.

  4. doresb21 says: Jul 28, 2012 11:57 PM

    John Harbaugh?

  5. spellingcopfather says: Jul 29, 2012 12:03 AM

    & i hated Al (rip) for passing on him for DHB, sorry AL!!!

  6. jpb12 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:03 AM

    Should have given him an MRI at the Combine looking for any sign of a HEART.

    Doesn’t have it.

  7. p4hbiz says: Jul 29, 2012 12:10 AM

    Soft As Hell! And I remember when the critics said he was better than DHB from the Raiders.

    I guess AL got the last laugh.

  8. jdcush31 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:12 AM

    Is there anybody left that thinks Crabtree should have been the pick over Darrius Heyward-bey? Niether one probably should have been picked where they were but I would take DHB over Crabtree any day.

  9. clickablecontent says: Jul 29, 2012 12:36 AM

    At this stage, Crabtree’s preseason injuries are so obviously hurting his career that I’m finally inclined to believe them. The scouts saw this when he was drafted; it’s what SF got. I refuse to believe any player would be that misled.

  10. icdogg says: Jul 29, 2012 12:43 AM

    As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.”

  11. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Jul 29, 2012 12:49 AM

    How’s that DHB pick look now? Think the Raiders made the right choice.

  12. raiderrob21 says: Jul 29, 2012 12:50 AM

    D I V A

  13. sixjak says: Jul 29, 2012 1:03 AM

    Big surprise.

  14. athoula707 says: Jul 29, 2012 1:09 AM

    Crabtree turn into Craptree…I hope ninners let him go..

  15. raidermark says: Jul 29, 2012 1:15 AM

    Looks like DHB, DUI and all was a better pick! Lol!!

  16. johnnycash19 says: Jul 29, 2012 1:38 AM

    Who could forget the Touchdown against Texas with no time left to pull of the upset? My friend bet me he’d be the bust of the draft. I think if he had a QB instead of a game manager he could be decent in the slot.

  17. mmcknew says: Jul 29, 2012 1:42 AM

    John Harbaugh… Interesting they chose the Ravens coach to ask about Crabtree.

  18. granadafan says: Jul 29, 2012 1:49 AM

    Crabtree will miraculously recover when training camp ends. I’m a Niner fan but am sick of this diva. WRs who were stars in a gimmick spread offense in college rarely excel in the pros where you aren’t a product of a system.

  19. starvingardens says: Jul 29, 2012 1:55 AM

    man… we need to get this guy out of here.

  20. randallflagg52 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:04 AM

    Remember how Cris Carter laughed his butt off when the Raiders selected DHB over his buddy crabtree? Well who’s laughing now?

    Not a fan of either Oakland or San Fran, but I knew from the start that Crabtree was going to be a bum and DHB was going to be alright in the NFL. I mean seriously, who was the last good player to come out of Texas Tech?

  21. patfic15 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:05 AM

    This guy will NEVER reach the potential folks thought he had coming in as a rookie. Too bad…

  22. FinFan68 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:07 AM

    I don’t think this guy is brittle; I think he just doesn’t like to work. It seems he milks minor injuries for all they are worth. Maybe that isn’t the case but I wouldn’t put it past this dude.

  23. jikkle49 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:16 AM

    I guess the media is so fed up with talking to Jim Harbaugh they’ve decided to talk to his brother John Harbaugh instead. : )

  24. mullman7675 says: Jul 29, 2012 2:21 AM

    DHB will end up having a better career.

  25. fourthandafoot says: Jul 29, 2012 2:49 AM

    If Michael Crabtree had ever played with a lego he’d probably be a better human being. Something tells me that if he had ever held a lego piece it was to throw it at some other kid.

  26. jus10jonez says: Jul 29, 2012 3:16 AM

    Sounds like a young Favre: not wanting to show up to camp.

  27. mnaclterror says: Jul 29, 2012 3:43 AM

    What a bust! Overrated! Complete waste of a roster spot! They should dump him, and place a 2nd rounder to pry Wallace from Pitt! I’m so sick of hearing his name! He is worthless!

  28. djsammmyskillz says: Jul 29, 2012 5:12 AM

    Welcome to the 49ers Mr. Owens.

  29. clw1906 says: Jul 29, 2012 5:41 AM

    Frank Gore MD

  30. joetoronto says: Jul 29, 2012 6:13 AM

    Crabtree is a bust both physically and mentally.

  31. mrlynch33 says: Jul 30, 2012 3:51 AM

    The boy who cried wolf….he really is injured right now but not badly. He’ll be back soon.
    Let’s not go over the numbers again raiders fans, Crabtree still has done more in the NFL than DHB has.

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