Posted May 22, 2013

Michael Crabtree to undergo possible season-ending surgery for torn Achilles

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Michael Crabtree will possibly undergo season-ending surgery. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Michael Crabtree will possibly undergo season-ending surgery. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Bay area got some good news on Tuesday, learning that the city would host the 50th Super Bowl in 2016, but the 49ers got some bad news the same day, finding out wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a possible torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities.

The latest, according to a report Wednesday afternoon from Mike Garafolo of USA Today, is that Crabtree will undergo what might end up being season-ending surgery to correct the tendon. The report cites an anonymous source because the 49ers have to comment on the situation, although Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted that Crabtree’s injury is indeed a torn Achilles. According to Schefter, Crabtree will undergo additional tests to confirm the extent of the injury and then meet with the team to decide how to move forward.

Crabtree, 25, was drafted 10th overall in 2009 and made last season the best of his young career, recording career highs in receptions (85), yards (1,105) and touchdowns (nine).


3 comments
bobby8
bobby8

I heard Crabtree's injury was due to lack of focus and concentration during team drills. Maybe he should have been taking Adderall.

riley8
riley8

Crabtree was due for an amazing season.  A replacement for him? Doubtful.

brighat
brighat

This sucks but the 49ers will find an able replacement and move on. Injuries are part of the game but it really hurts when your team suffers said injury.