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49ers Injury Update: Michael Crabtree out with hamstring injury

By on 8/02/2014 02:45:00 PM

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree will miss a significant portion of training camp with an undisclosed injury according to's Bill Williamson.  Head coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t share what forced Crabtree out of practice, saying only that he is “working through something,” and could miss a week or two of camp.

Crabtree left practice early Wednesday and hasn’t returned to the field, garnering speculation from the press and fans.  Matt Maiocco of spoke with Harbaugh on Friday:
The 49ers are being cautious since Crabtree tore his Achilles and missed the first 11 games of last season. He returned for the end of the 2013 NFL regular season and the playoffs, posting 34 receptions for 487 yards with one touchdown in eight games.

Crabtree also dealt with foot injuries before his rookie season and a couple of years into his professional career. A first-round draft pick from the 2009 NFL Draft, the 26 year-old wide receiver out of Texas Tech has played in 63 out of a possible 80 regular season games.
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Hopefully Crabtree has avoided a recurrence of his past Achilles injury, yet with San Francisco's lack of details make it hard to know how much this absence might impact his future. No official word from the 49ers, yet NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, citing a source who has spoken to Crabtree, reported that the receiver is nursing a sore hamstring and should be back within two weeks.

Crabtree is completely healed from his Achilles injury last year and has looked great in camp so far, earning good reviews from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and offensive coordinator Greg Roman.  Hopefully this is just a minor bump in the road for the 49ers.  If Crabtree makes it back on the field in time for the third preseason game, it's reasonable to expect him to be at full speed for their season opener on September 7th.

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