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Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

Posted on: February 21, 2009 12:47 pm
 

Consensus top wide receiver prospect Michael Crabtree was diagnosed with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The injury, not serious enough to have hampered him while at Texas Tech, was discovered via a bone scan taken by doctors at the Combine.

Crabtree will undergo surgery on his foot. The surgery generally has a 6-10 week recovery period. The NFL Draft is 9 weeks from today. 

 

Category: NFL
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Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2009 2:05 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

Let's hope this doesn't affect Crabtree's success as a wide receiver on the NFL level...

That being said, you have to believe that his draft stock just took a hit. He will not be able to post a 40 time to assure scouts that he has the decent speed to be a productive NFL receiver. Also, injured players just are higher risk for GM's and tend to drop, no matter how minor the injury.

Whoever takes him should be very excited to add them to their team.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:59 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

I think he might drop in the draft. Not in Receiver wise still the 1st taken, but might not go until 11 or 12. Unless Detroit does something crazy and take a wide receiver with their 1st pick.....




Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:58 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

Still, as an underclassman, he cannot show off certain skills to NFL scouts and coaches due to the injury. There are a few teams in the Top 10 who are weighing firepower vs. the crop of offensive linemen who are first rounders. This just helped their stock, but Crabtree won't fall too far. Crabtree goes to the Raiders with the #7 overall pick. Maybe even the Bengals at #6, but they need Jason Smith.




Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:57 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

he will be fine. the seahawks still grab him at 4.




Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:52 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

You don't pas up a guy with a skill set that has been compared to the likes of Larry Fitzgerald.  He's still young, and has VERY little wear and tear on his body.  He'll heal and be fine.  Still #1 WR.




Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:46 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

Not necessarily, he played with it and did'nt notice it, and by the time training camp happens he will be the same receiver.The draft is in 9 weeks,he will be ready to go in 10, do'nt see any problem.

 




Since: Feb 21, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2009 1:32 pm
 

Michael Crabtree stress fracture in his foot

So, does Maclin pass him up now?



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