The San Francisco 49ers experienced the worst nightmare of every team in the National Football League Wednesday, as wide receiver Michael Crabtree tore his achilles after running a routine passing route during the teams voluntary organized team activities.
According to the Bleacher Report, Crabtree was hurt during a 7-0n-7 passing drill, citing a quote from 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh who said, “He was coming in motion, just planted and started a route and felt like somebody kicked him in Achilles.”
At this point, the only good news about the injury is that because it happened so early in the offseason, Harbaugh and the 49ers have said that the injury should not cost Crabtree the entire 2013 season. Yet, the expected recovery time is estimated at about six months, so he will be missing significant game time.
The injury is particularly disappointing because Crabtree was just starting to come into his own as a top-flight wide receiver. The 49ers drafted him with the ninth overall pi...