Crabtree out 6 - 10 weeks

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  1. rickfoxjr

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    http://sports.espn.go.com...t09/news/story?id=3923924
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Teams waiting to draft Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree will have to wait sixto 10 weeks longer to see how fast he can run a 40-yard dash.

    Crabtree, according to a source, has the beginning stages of a stress fracture in his left foot that will require a screw to be surgically inserted tostabilize that area of the foot.

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    The fracture was discovered during a bone scan conducted Friday during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

    The scan revealed a slight crack in the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot.

    The fracture, according to a source, was so slight he could have opted not to have surgery, but there was the possibility that the crack would get worse hadthe screw not been inserted.

    Though not considered serious, the injury will prevent him from running for a six to 10 weeks. According to a source, Crabtree plans to take theconservative approach and try to be ready in 10 weeks.

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    NFL.com Video

    Highly-regarded Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree discusses his decision to turn pro.
    Crabtree, who had not scheduled the surgery as of early Saturday afternoon, had been considered the top wide receiverin the 2009 draft.
    Because he's an underclassman, teams looking to draft him don't have accurate times in the 40-yard dash and shuttles to help with their evaluationprocess.

    Now, those interested teams will have to rely on tapes from his games over the past two seasons.

    Crabtree, who suffered a right ankle injury late last season that had not completely healed, was not planning to run at the combine, preferring to waituntil his pro timing day in March.

    In 2008, Jonathan Stewart, a first-round talent, ranat the combine despite a bad turf toe. The injury didn't get better and the running back out of Oregon required surgery.

    Stewart, despite the surgery and not being healthy for teams around the draft, went in the first round to the Carolina Panthers.
     
  2. kiddin like jason

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    Worst three days of homie's life.
     
  3. doublejs07

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    damn that sucks...I think his (lack) of height is gonna hurt him...HUGE difference in being listed at 6'3", and then measuring out a shade over6'1". This is great news for Jeremy Macklin...who WILL be the first WR taken off the board...
     
  4. eagle 0n

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    sucks for crabtree but i guess he did save himself the trouble of being drafted by the raiders [​IMG]
     
  5. jch3

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    [​IMG]

    I hope so too.
     
  6. Los Angeles

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    I'm pretty sure he was a lock to go to the Seahawks, but now with the injury he'll probably be a 5th round pickup ... sucks
     
  7. jpzx

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    ^ 5th round? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    He'll still be one of the first WRs taken
     
  8. n3ff 3000

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    5th round pickup...?......[​IMG]
     
  9. lavious

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    so realistically, how far is he going to slip?
     
  10. vctry20

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    [​IMG] you really think that would discourage the raiders?
     
  11. gunna get it

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    Good luck to anyone selecting him in round 1
     
  12. n3ff 3000

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    There is no way this man drops out of the 1st round.
     
  13. worldbeefreeg

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    No way he slips below the Jets at 17.
     
  14. jpzx

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    ^ Exactly..this isn't career threatening and he'll be back to 100% well before training camp starts..

    I'd be surprised if it affected his draft stock much at all actually
     
  15. 80jerryrice80

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    I don't think he drops out of the first round




    real talk when have the raiders recently had a bad draft pick up??? D MAC, Zach Miller, J-Russ???
     
  16. n3ff 3000

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    real talk when have the raiders recently had a bad draft pick up??? D MAC, Zach Miller, J-Russ???

    That's sarcasm....right?
     
  17. N41D

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    I can't imagine him being drafted in the top half of the first round at this point, but I don't think he's about to fall outta the first day...

    Honestly, I'd be a little surprised if he slipped outta the first round entirely... He's been such a huge prospect up to this point I'd have a hardtime believing he doesn't become a huge "go-get-him" target for teams as he slips into the back end of the first round... Somebody itching for areceiver will trade up and get him if teams start letting him slide... He's been too highly thought of to this point for fall beyond the early 2nd round...

    I wouldn't take him ahead of Maclin or Harvin RIGHT NOW, but that might be overreaction because the last two days have been disasterous for him... JohnClayton said on ESPN he'd be shocked if Crabby wasn't still the first receiver taken...
     
  18. jpzx

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    ^ No I think he's serious..
     
  19. n3ff 3000

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    [​IMG], as of right now 2/3 players he mentioned are busts.
     
  20. y2kingsfan

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    ..it is still the raiders
     
  21. vctry20

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    I don't think you can call any of them busts so early in their careers. Miller's a solid TE IMO.

    NT is too quick "busts" or "frauds". Not every player is going to have a rookie year like Matt Ryan or AP

    Remember their on the Raiders
     
  22. n3ff 3000

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    Which is why I clearly stated AS OF RIGHT NOW. Both of them were top 5 picks, one of which was a 1st overall pick. Your going to tell me that as of right nowthey have lived up to what has been expected of them?
     
  23. vctry20

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    When I said "It's still the Raiders" I was trying that its not really their fault

    They play for a $%*% team organization. Labeling somebody as a bust IMO is saying that they weren'tworth the pick and they can't make it in the NFL. Really who could the Raiders have picked that wouldn't be considered a bust?
     
  24. n3ff 3000

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    Your failing to realize that both of these bums are top 5 picks...Let me guess, Robert Gallery isn't a bust either? In 2007 The Raiders could have gottenCalvin, Joe Thomas, AP, Patrick Willis, etc.. 3 of those players are currently playing for organizations that are struggling and they still manage to produce.
     
  25. usa pride4life

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    jonathan stewart had the same problem last year right? i remember he ran the 40, but he was still picked somewhat higher than expected.

    update: it's not a Stress fracture, labeled a "Jones" fracture, he might be able to run @ his pro day.