It has been confirmed that San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree has ruptured his Achilles tendon yesterday during team Organized Team Activities.
Crabtree enjoyed a great season last year, finishing with 85 catches for 1,105 yards with nine touchdowns, and finally started looking the part of what team expected to get out of him after taking him 10th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. This will not bode well for the 49ers as the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams both had their number last year, and both teams drastically improved via the draft and free agency.
While they have other weapons such as Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham and A.J. Jenkins at wide receiver for third-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick to use, Crabtree rapidly became his favorite target last year.
This is likely a season-ending surgery despite what Terrell Suggs did last season, which was nothing short of a miracle.
Even though there are non-surgical procedures for the ailment, they usually take longer to heal, not to mention the likelihood of re-injury is far greater than the surgical method. Crabtree is likely feeling he has been shot in the ankle.
The good news is that when it occurs, it is seldom misdiagnosed due to the obvious signs and symptoms.
How will Crabtree recover from this horrible injury? Time will tell, but one can only hope for the best.
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