Stop the presses. Michael Crabtree returned to the practice field Monday.
The perpetually injured (at least in August) wideout returned to the field with his uniform and shoulder pads this morning, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.
He’s been out since suffering a right ankle injury on the first day of camp, a total of seven practices.
Crabtree, who led the 49ers with 72 catches and 874 yards last year, has missed six regular season games in three years as a pro.
But the next preseason game he plays will be his first. Last year, it was foot surgery, the year before that a neck problem. His rookie camp was wiped out in a contract stalemate.
The interesting part will be seeing how coach Jim Harbaugh balances the workload, what with five No. 1 receivers and everything.