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Michael Crabtree resumes working out

San Francisco Giants Crabtree celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in San Francisco Reuters

It has been about six weeks since 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree had surgery to repair a torn Achilles, which is apparently the time he needed to heal up enough to resume working out.

Crabtree sent out a tweet early Monday morning announcing that he’s ready to hit the gym and start the next phase in his rehab. There aren’t any details as to what Crabtree will be doing in his workouts, although there probably won’t be too much more than conditioning work that Crabtree can do without putting any undue stress on his injury.

It’s a good development for Crabtree, but there’s still a long way to go before Crabtree can start thinking about getting back on the field. If everything goes according to plan, Crabtree’s looking at another four-plus months of rehab work before he’ll be able to return to the 49ers offense so it’s premature to even have premature discussions about what he’ll be able to do on the field this season.

With Mario Manningham’s availability in camp and the early part of the season uncertain because of an ACL tear, the 49ers will need A.J. Jenkins, Kyle Williams and Quinton Patton to pick up some slack while also getting creative with tight end Vernon Davis in the passing game.

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17 Responses to “Michael Crabtree resumes working out”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Jul 2, 2013 10:02 AM

    Too bad Crab has to play for such a fraudulent, medicore franchise. He should demand a release next offseason and sign with the Redskins if he wants to play professional football. #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  2. michaeljacksonisback says: Jul 2, 2013 10:10 AM

    I agree with logical

  3. ninerfan81 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:11 AM

    11/25/2013 Redskins vs Niners at FedEx field…Crab probably won’t be there but Niners’ Offensive Line will be….250 yards on the ground, Niners take it 20-17

  4. wend28 says: Jul 2, 2013 10:31 AM

    So how exactly are the Redskins a superior franchise with a QB that has a twice rebuild knee? Lol. RG3 won’t be standing by the time the Niners D is done, if he even makes it to that game.

  5. mrintrigue says: Jul 2, 2013 10:34 AM

    Unsolicited advice for Mr. Crabtree….
    Get completely healthy before returning and allow these other guys time to develop with Kaep. Come back strong and prepare yourself for another SUPER BOWL !

  6. jimmyt says: Jul 2, 2013 10:36 AM

    While the Niners are indeed a fraudulent, medicore franchise, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, the Skins are even worse.

  7. greetingsfromminnesota says: Jul 2, 2013 10:55 AM

    Just wondering how winning the second most superbowls ever with two trips to the NFC championship and one trip to the superbowl in the last two years equals medicore/mediocre. And fradulent? Did they cheat you out of a contract or something? Do some shoddy work when paving your driveway?

  8. mmsierra says: Jul 2, 2013 11:04 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Jul 2, 2013 10:02 AM
    Too bad Crab has to play for such a fraudulent, medicore franchise
    ==============================

    At least Crabs plays for a Superbowl franchise whose name does NOT DENIGRATE Native Americans !!
    How can you Stand to root for a team that DENIGRATES a part of our society, ‘logical’ ???

    Isn’t That WRONG ?
    HBAN the DC team !!!elp eliminate BIAS and HATRED in the NFL!

  9. faithful209er says: Jul 2, 2013 11:12 AM

    Honestly, hate the Niners all you want, but calling them a fraudulent and mediocre franchise just makes you look like an idiot.

  10. riggz91 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:21 AM

    I’ve ruptured my Achilles before. You stay in a hard cast for 4-6 weeks. When the cast comes off the first step is getting the range of motion back in the foot. They have to stretch the tendon out when they tie it back together so the foot is placed in the downward position for a couple of weeks. First range of motion, then try to get the muscle back in the calf. He won’t be full weight bearing on that leg for at least another 5 weeks.

  11. osiris33 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:42 AM

    Let’s face it, the 49ers don’t have a single proven NFL WR on their roster. Boldin never does anything without a #1 next to him to take all the attention away, and he’s slower than Max Magee. The Seahawks are going to steam roll through the NFC west like Godzilla through the Tokyo skyline.

  12. jrazz22 says: Jul 2, 2013 11:56 AM

    osiris33
    Jul 2, 2013, 8:42 AM PDT
    Let’s face it, the 49ers don’t have a single proven NFL WR on their roster. Boldin never does anything without a #1 next to him to take all the attention away, and he’s slower than Max Magee. The Seahawks are going to steam roll through the NFC west like Godzilla through the Tokyo skyline.
    ——————————————————–
    Nothing to see here folks, move along.

  13. kylehealy says: Jul 2, 2013 12:03 PM

    osiris33 says:
    Jul 2, 2013 11:42 AM
    .Let’s face it, the 49ers don’t have a single proven NFL WR on their roster. Boldin never does anything without a #1 next to him to take all the attention away, and he’s slower than Max Magee. The Seahawks are going to steam roll through the NFC west like Godzilla through the Tokyo skyline.
    ———————————————–
    Must not be a big football guy since by this statement I’m assuming you missed the Super Bowl, all of the 2013 playoffs and eh last 10 years of Boldin’s career.

  14. sampsonswag01 says: Jul 2, 2013 12:21 PM

    “….such a fraudulent, medicore franchise”

    ———————————————————

    49er Super Bowl appearances: 6

    Redskin Super Bowl appearances: 3

    49ers > Redskins

    So……if they’re mediocre that’d just make the ‘Skins irrelevant.

  15. mmsierra says: Jul 2, 2013 1:10 PM

    osiris33 says:
    Jul 2, 2013 11:42 AM
    Let’s face it, the 49ers don’t have a single proven NFL WR on their roster
    ———————————————–
    What ever happened to Godzilla, anyway ?
    Didn’t he get busted for Steroids ?
    or was that the Sea Hogs ?

  16. dutchkindelberger says: Jul 2, 2013 1:12 PM

    “49er Super Bowl appearances: 6

    Redskin Super Bowl appearances: 3″

    Wow, some of you guys think the NFL started about 1980.

    Actually it’s Redskins 11 NFL Championship Appearances (5 Super Bowls).

    There are only 4 NFL teams with more championships than the Redskins. The 49ers are not one of them.

    So, 49ers fraudulent? No.

    But, mediocre? Perhaps….

  17. chikiboy says: Jul 2, 2013 1:18 PM

    Ruptured my Achilles playing football as well. Was in a hard cast for over 2 months and a walking boot for a month after that.

    Even with PT and all, did not feel like it was back to normal for close to a year.

    Of course NFL players get top notch medical care and do PT multiple times per day, so he could be back on his feet much sooner than a normal individual.

    However, I wouldn’t anticipate him being effective and back to himself until the 2014 season.

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