Although it might seem like forever, it has only been 12 days since Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon. Crabtree had surgery on May 22, and we have waited for updates since. The 49ers wide receiver tweeted out an update on his status earlier this morning:
On my way to get my stitches out...— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) June 3, 2013
This doesn't tell us a whole lot, but it does help us understand the timeline of the return. I got in touch with socalisteph given her medical knowledge, and she passed along a few thoughts. Mind you, every case is different and it depends in part on how the doctors elect to treat a given injury.
Crabtree was likely wearing a temporary cast, which was removed so the stitches could be taken out. He will get some form of a hard cast and could be in that for three or four weeks, or potentially longer. At some point down the road, he'll switch into a boot as the healing process continues. We probably won't hear a whole lot of details over the next few weeks, and possibly longer.
Crabtree had posted a Vine video of his leg, but it apparently is down.