The 49ers wrapped up their first weekend of training camp and remain relatively healthy, with a couple exceptions that are hopefully fairly minor. Tavares Gooden was out this weekend with an illness. Additionally, on Friday, Michael Crabtree injured his right lower leg in the final 20 minutes of practice, with speculation ranging from an ankle injury to a calf injury. Crabtree reportedly came up hobbling and sat out Saturday and Sunday.
Initially the thought was it was an ankle injury, but it appears to be more of a calf injury. According to Maiocco, Crabtree was wearing Kinesio tape on the back of his lower right leg. If you're curious, you can read more about the tape. It is meant to give support and stability to joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion.
Trent Baalke briefly chatted with the media yesterday and indicated Crabtree was in fact "working through something." That has generally been 49ers code for an injury. He added:
"Like any injury, you never know how long it's going to take these guys to come back," Baalke said Sunday. "But he's working hard at it. The prognosis looks good."
Although Baalke wouldn't specify the details of the injury, he did confirm the injury was not connected to the previously troublesome right foot. I would imagine we'll see Crabtree in practice at some point this week. With a week and a half until the first preseason game, one would think there's plenty of time for him to heal up. I think we can save overreactions to the injury for a few more days at least.