The San Francisco 49ers suffered a major setback earlier this week when it was revealed that Michael Crabtree needed surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The team’s leading receiver in 2012 is expected to be sidelined for six months, which means the Niners will be without him for a good portion of the 2013 season.
Achilles injuries are some of the hardest to recover from in sports, which has led to speculation that Crabtree could end up missing all of next season. The 25-year-old does not intend to let that happen, and he reminded everyone of that on Wednesday with a “Terminator” themed photo he posted on his Instagram account.
If all goes to plan and Crabtree works hard enough in rehab, he should be back sometime around November. That would leave him time to shake the dust off before the playoffs, but Niners fans have every reason to be concerned about losing Crabtree after a breakout season.
It’s not surprising that Crabtree, who recently proved he is one of the most confident players in the league with this interview, is guaranteeing he will return. How effective he will be when he does remains to be seen.
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