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Michael Crabtree has an ankle injury

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A pair of high-profile NFC West wideouts missed most of the season before returning from injury.  For Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin, it was a one-game cameo before again being shelved with the same hip injury.  For 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, he has a different injury after two games back.

Crabtree has an ankle injury.  He was officially limited in practice on Wednesday because of it.

According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Thursday that the ankle problem is unrelated to the Achilles injury that kept Crabtree out of action from May until Week 13.

Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his 2013 debut against the Rams.  He had four catches for 40 yards against the Seahawks.

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28 Responses to “Michael Crabtree has an ankle injury”
  1. fthrvic says: Dec 12, 2013 4:43 PM

    Shocking…..glass.

  2. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 12, 2013 4:49 PM

    Top 5 softest WR’ in the NFL:

    1) Percy Harvin
    2) Michael Crabtree
    3) Mario Manningha
    4) Hakeem Nicks
    5) Pierre Garcon

    #neverwouldcutitonthecowboys

  3. u4iadman says: Dec 12, 2013 4:50 PM

    Could always sign DHB off the Colts.

  4. beardinals says: Dec 12, 2013 4:53 PM

    Dude will need full foot replacement surgery by the time he’s 30.

  5. 49erfan44 says: Dec 12, 2013 4:59 PM

    “America’s team is gods team” Great, another one.

  6. archanonymous says: Dec 12, 2013 5:07 PM

    You all do realize that Crabtree had only missed a SINGLE regular season game in 4 years before the achilles injury right? Which was to give a surgically repaired foot an extra week of rest in week 2 of 2011 after playing on it the week before

    That is hardly made of glass, who cares if he held out, landed on his head and had a neck injury, and had surgery to repair his busted foot that hadn’t been right since college.

    He may be/was a diva but soft???? HAH! What a joke.

  7. braceyourselffor12 says: Dec 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Rest and heal up Crab. Considering our next three opponents we don’t have to worry about airing it out, just rely on the run and stout D.

    12-4 here we come. GO NINERS!!!!!

  8. zeddicuszorander says: Dec 12, 2013 5:17 PM

    Funny how Cowboy fan left off Miles Austin……one of the softest there is.

  9. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 12, 2013 5:27 PM

    zeddicuszorander says:
    Dec 12, 2013 5:17 PM
    Funny how Cowboy fan left off Miles Austin……one of the softest there is.
    ……………………
    Miles Austin is as tough as they come. He has missed time because Goodell hates the Cowboys. The Cowboys beat the Bills in back to back superbowls and Goodell is a WNY native, so he’s bitter. He pays doctors to not clear Austin becuase he wants them to lose.

    #everyoneknowsthat #corruptioner

  10. Go-Hawks! says: Dec 12, 2013 5:32 PM

    Those 4 catches against the Hawks were some of the most acrobatic I’ve seen all year. Kaep certainly wasn’t hitting him in stride. It’s not wonder he has tweaked an ankle. I have to say, I think Crabtree was the difference maker in that game.

    Get healthy Crabtree. I for one am hoping the 49ers and the Seahawks play again in the playoffs. And the games are better when the teams are healthy.

  11. illinininer says: Dec 12, 2013 5:39 PM

    I assumed America’s Team guy was a Patriots fan. Cowboys huh? My bad.

  12. chargersdiehard says: Dec 12, 2013 5:39 PM

    And Dez Bryant one of the biggest douche bags in the NFL. And Romo….nevermind why bother.

  13. blakeden says: Dec 12, 2013 6:07 PM

    It’s pretty easy for us “couch coaches” to analyze a mans toughness….I don’t think so. Maybe some of
    you while laying horizontal on your couch drop your subway sandwich on your foot….Then yell to your roommate, wife etc that you hurt yourself and can they grab you a beer

  14. adderal says: Dec 12, 2013 6:11 PM

    I hope they can keep him, he will want a lot of $ and he is from Texas. The thought of him in that mentally soft teams jersey just made me puke.

  15. tap79 says: Dec 12, 2013 10:00 PM

    LOL! Karma
    1- for hurting kj wright
    2- for being d bags
    3- for laughing at BS commercials

    But it doesn’t end there the Karma will be complete when they lose to the bucs and the Cards.

  16. seaeagle707 says: Dec 12, 2013 10:18 PM

    With what has happened to Crabtree, and Harvin, and RGIII, how they’ve tried to play so soon after injuries and surgeries, and have come up short, maybe the gung-ho fans who call such players, “soft” will realize how absurd their name calling is? Football is a bruising, hard contact sport, that requires the best that men can give to it. Players with broken bones and/or torn ligaments and muscles, are in no positions to give it “their best”. A broken collarbone doesn’t sound serious until you realize, it “IS” a broken bone. Part of the basic skeletal structure, all of which is needed for minimal strength, and whose loss will weaken the whole. If a broken collarbone doesn’t heal/set right, it will have an effect on a QB’s abilities to throw in the future.

    As a Hawks fan, I don’t want Harvin back on the field until he’s as close to 100% as he can get. I don’t want him having to walk/hobble away from football early in his career. Having money is no substitute for good health. Once you’ve lost the latter, the former isn’t much fun.

  17. david11cap says: Dec 12, 2013 11:38 PM

    He will be welcomed with open arms in Seattle. Ha ha ha. Suck it 49ers. Ha ha ha.

  18. omeimontis says: Dec 13, 2013 12:04 AM

    Crab is becoming one of the elite receivers in the NFL, just as they predicted when they drafted him.

  19. sfniners4life says: Dec 13, 2013 12:18 AM

    America team is god:
    Y’all got it covered cause dez is the diva and miles is made of glass. Not sure why you left him off your list given he misses more then he plays. You wanna be funny with your list but romo is on everyone’s biggest choke qb in the league list. Enjoy not making playoffs once again.

  20. senoreno says: Dec 13, 2013 1:39 AM

    Funny how all these reports are a day old. he was out at practice today

  21. serrerik says: Dec 13, 2013 9:20 AM

    That cowboy’s fan is ridiculous!! That is the most arrogant and idiotic thing I’ve heard that the Commish is paying the Doctors not to clear him. You’ve lost all credibility!!

  22. rublestiltzkin2013 says: Dec 13, 2013 12:48 PM

    omeimontis December 12, 2013, 9:04 PM PST

    Crab is becoming one of the elite receivers in the NFL, just as they predicted when they drafted him. ___________________________________

    He is? Oh, weird, I thought he’d been out for most the year. He must be really amazing to be able to boost himself into the top tier of receivers while not even playing. LOL. Please, Doug Baldwin and golden Tate are far better than crabfest.

  23. kevinblakevo says: Dec 13, 2013 1:45 PM

    At the guy calling Crabtree “Crabfest,” you could’ve sat there and thought of something better than that. The stupidity of saying Doug Baldwin & Golden Tate are better than Michael Crabtree is enormous. Crabtree is a gamechanger. Your Seahawks receivers are not. Talk whenever they demand more attention than a slot corner..

  24. jimboblv1983 says: Dec 13, 2013 2:16 PM

    I love hearing cry baby Seahawk fans vent their frustration (crying) by saying silly things like Tate and Baldwin are better than Crab. Great comment regarding nickel corner is needed at most to handle them!!!! Ha ha. Love it

    Keep crying Seahawk fans. Keep crying, even if on the inside!!

  25. omeimontis says: Dec 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Crabtree caught 85 passes for 1105 yards last year. Golden Tate’s best year so far is 2013. He has 52 catches and 710 yards so far with 3 games left. He will need to average 11 catches for 132 yards per game to equal Crabtree’s best year. Crabtree had 48, 55 and 73 catches during his first 3 years, compared to Tate’s 21, 35 and 45 catches for the same 3 years. Numbers don’t lie. Crabtree is an elite receiver when he is healthy. Golden Tate is a good receiver but he has not achieved elite status.

  26. seaeagle707 says: Dec 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Receiving numbers mean zilch, to run first teams. I’m not disrespecting Crabtree, but in Hawkville, a 700-yard season for a WR is big time. That’s why the Broncos put us all to shame, with a pass-happy offense. Gore wouldn’t be a happy camper if he had Manning under center.

  27. ratsfoiledagain says: Dec 13, 2013 4:27 PM

    seaeagle707 says:
    Dec 13, 2013 3:57 PM

    Receiving numbers mean zilch, to run first teams. I’m not disrespecting Crabtree, but in Hawkville, a 700-yard season for a WR is big time. That’s why the Broncos put us all to shame, with a pass-happy offense. Gore wouldn’t be a happy camper if he had Manning under center.
    ************
    Why wouldn’t Gore be a happy camper?

    Gore
    220 carries for 931 yds

    Moreno
    224 carries for 939 yds

  28. mastereee says: Dec 13, 2013 8:42 PM

    hes fine – 2 tds this week! still happy about las week! seattle fans must be oussed at hiw gore outsmarted thinas! and how bolding owned sherman

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