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Mr. Arrowhead
03-01-2009, 04:50 PM
i didnt see this posted anywhere

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3944150

Crabtree to have surgery March 4
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Michael Crabtree won't perform in front of NFL scouts at his school's pro day later this month, opting to have surgery on a stress fracture in his left foot on March 4.

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Highly regarded Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree discusses his decision to turn pro.

Crabtree, the top-rated receiver in this year's draft, will have surgery in Charlotte, N.C., to insert a screw.

"After thorough consideration and discussion with my advisors and doctors, I decided to have the surgery, rather than risk any further injury," Crabtree said in a statement Sunday. "As a competitor, I wanted to run at my pro day, but it became clear that the best thing for me is to have the surgery and be ready to get on the field as soon as possible."

Texas Tech's pro day is scheduled for March 26.

Rehabilitation is expected to take 10 weeks or more.

There already are questions about how his condition might affect his draft status. Before the combine, most projected the record-setting Texas Tech receiver to be among the top five picks.

But he measured 6-foot-1 -- two inches shorter than his listed height at Texas Tech, creating a potential concern for teams that thought he fit the mold of a taller receiver such as Randy Moss or Larry Fitzgerald.

There could be additional questions about his durability. Crabtree spent part of last season dealing with a right ankle injury and now there are questions about his foot.

With none of the usual statistics to evaluate -- such as the 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle -- scouts could have a difficult time assessing Crabtree against such receivers as Missouri's Jeremy Maclin or Florida's Percy Harvin.

"He has a history, and his history is pretty good," Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said last month at the combine. "I think he'll be OK."

In the past two seasons at Texas Tech, Crabtree has put together a résumé worthy of being the first receiver selected in April.

He won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver each of the past two years, the first repeat winner since the honor was established in 1994. He also earned All-America honors the past two seasons.

As a freshman, Crabtree caught 134 passes for 1,962 yards and 22 TDs -- all national bests and NCAA freshman records. Last season, he caught another 97 passes for 1,165 yards and 19 touchdowns despite being slowed by the ankle injury.

Ebolapox
03-01-2009, 04:52 PM
shit. I'm not sure I'd even draft him in the second round now...

Mr. Krab
03-01-2009, 04:52 PM
He will have surgery, he won't have surgery, he will run, he won't run

I think this silliness will cost him now.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-01-2009, 04:52 PM
hopefully this will shut up all the big 12 homers

keg in kc
03-01-2009, 04:53 PM
That injury's literally cost him millions of dollars.

kstater
03-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Dumbass.

unothadeal
03-01-2009, 04:54 PM
Pussy.

Mr. Krab
03-01-2009, 04:57 PM
hopefully this will shut up all the big 12 homers
As opposed to the Shocker homers?

Mr. Arrowhead
03-01-2009, 04:58 PM
As opposed to the Shocker homers?
Yup undefeated in Football since 1987

HC_Chief
03-01-2009, 05:05 PM
Wow. That whistling is the sound of his draft stock plummeting.

Tribal Warfare
03-01-2009, 05:05 PM
smart, the kid could injury his foot worse than it currently is.

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-01-2009, 05:06 PM
That injury's literally cost him millions of dollars.

I'd be much more willing to bet the fact that he couldn't break 4.6, even with an injury he claimed didn't hinder him, cost him millions of dollars.

KcMizzou
03-01-2009, 05:07 PM
Maclin's #1 now.

Valiant
03-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Man we could get lucky and get him with our second... Oh wait...

eazyb81
03-01-2009, 05:13 PM
Good decision. Putting up a crap 40 with a broken foot would not have helped his cause.

Now teams will have to rely on his film, and that's probably the best scenario for him.

MIAdragon
03-01-2009, 05:15 PM
So how far does he fall now?

wild1
03-01-2009, 05:15 PM
his foot speed was a concern anyway.

mike williams

KcMizzou
03-01-2009, 05:16 PM
Man we could get lucky and get him with our second... Oh wait...Oh wait, we got a 26 yr old quality starting QB with a year of NFL experience. And a veteran LB too.

Damnit Pioli! :cuss:

JASONSAUTO
03-01-2009, 05:18 PM
Oh wait, we got a 26 yr old quality starting QB with a year of NFL experience.

Damnit Pioli! :cuss:

cant see how people complain about that:D some here complain that we did it
and almost everyone else complain that NE did itROFL

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-01-2009, 05:20 PM
So how far does he fall now?

If McGahee went top 25 with a blown knee, I doubt Crabtree falls beyond 20. It only takes one team to fall in love.

Mr. Krab
03-01-2009, 05:20 PM
Man we could get lucky and get him with our second... Oh wait...
You actually prefer Crabtree over Cassel and Vrabel?

bowener
03-01-2009, 06:16 PM
So how far does he fall now?

Da Bears?

Mecca
03-02-2009, 02:05 AM
Michael Crabtree did a hell of a job to avoid not running when it was his biggest question.

The Buddha
03-02-2009, 02:36 AM
This just in:

Chiefsplanet poster, "The Buddha" is not expected to run at his schools' pro day, stating laziness as his primary source.

He is not expected to be drafted, or to even be taken seriously by recruits, his school, or his family.

His previous best 40 time was 38.4 seconds, after he had to stop for a drink of Gatorade

Ultra Peanut
03-02-2009, 02:42 AM
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Mecca
03-02-2009, 02:46 AM
Michael Crabtree=Michael Clayton.