Michael Crabtree Returns To Team Drills, Thinks He Can Play Friday

Yesterday following practice, 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree took some time to chat with the assembled media. This is the first time he has addressed the local media since the end of last season, and there was plenty to learn. Our good friend Steve Berman (a.k.a Bay Area Sports Guy), was able to get video of part of the interview. I've embedded that at the end of the post.

Crabtree was asked about his injury, and he did confirm it was a calf injury, indicating it was just a lock in the calf muscle. He was asked about whether he would play Friday night, and he thinks he should:

"Friday night? Yeah I should. I don't think the ones (starters) are going that much Friday. Whatever time they give me, I'll just go out there."

Crabtree was able to take part in the various 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills for the first time since injuring his calf. He was back in some individual drills two days ago, but not the team work.

The 49ers will likely only give their starters two or three series on Friday, beginning the process of building to the third preseason game. Nonetheless, it will be fun seeing the 49ers offense in action for the first time since a busy offseason of additions.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker