Niners OC: No timetable for Michael Crabtree's return

Tuesday September 24th, 2013

49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree may not come off the Physically Unable to Perform list in Week 7. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree is still rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon he injured in May. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is working his way back from a torn Achilles injury suffered during Organized Team Activities in May.

49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman says that Crabtree is participating in meetings and doing movement drills as he is continuing the rehab process.

“He’s working hard,” Roman said via

But Roman did not know when Crabtree will make it back on the field.

“I don’t think there’s any specific day or date. If we can get him back this year,” Roman said, “that’d be gravy."

MURPHY: The Colts handled struggling Colin Kaepernick, 49ers with ease

Crabtree, a fifth-year player, had 85 catches for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns last season. All were career-highs.

“I think the way he’s working now, it’s quite possible, but again, I think you probably want to talk to the medical staff,” Roman said.
SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.