The Counselor is IN:
WR Michael Crabtree, great college Wide Receiver out of Texas Tech and a top NFL prospect, has a stress fracture in his left foot. This was discovered at the NFL Combine's physical. Crabtree was not planning on running the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine because of recovering from an ankle injury. Reports early on Saturday stated that Crabtree will need surgery on his foot with a screw being placed in it. The surgery would translate into Crabtree not being able work out for teams and Crabtree already faced questions on his speed. Later in the day, Michael disputed this report. He told the press that he is not planning on having surgery on his left foot and "It has been there for about a year and it's never caused me any pain. I can play with it the rest of my life. It won't stop me from running. I'm going to run." (ESPN) These reports could cause Crabtree to fall out of the top 5 picks but GM's should hold off judgment until his pro day.
The NFL Network is still reporting that Crabtree will need surgery on his foot but it is a matter of when will he get it. It will remain to be seen if he choses to get it sooner rather than later. Crabtree does want to have his pro day to put to rest some of the questions about his speed. But he also needs to be fully healthy for minicamps with the team that will draft him. He will have a tough decision to make on when he will have surgery.
The Counselor is OUT: