It now looks like Michael Crabtree will run his 40 at his March 26 pro day. From NFL.com:
After discussions and debate throughout the day, Crabtree and his advisors have decided to hold off on any surgery until after his March 26 Pro Day, those close to the player said Saturday.
One reason the surgery is being delayed is because Crabtree is not feeling any pain in his foot. He still wants to run the 40-yard dash for NFL coaches and scouts next month.
But Crabtree also is aware that, if the injury is aggravated in any way during his training process, then surgery would have to be performed right away and a screw will have to be inserted into his foot. Once surgery is performed, Crabtree would be expected to be sidelined about 10 weeks.
If he is able to hold off on the surgery until after his Pro Day, Crabtree then would miss his new team’s rookie minicamps and not return to action until mid June. But those close to him expect that he will not have any issues being ready for training camp.
But for the time being, Crabtree will hold off on any surgery until after he runs two 40-yard dashes for NFL scouts and coaches. It is for Crabtree, at least for the time being, the most pressing business.
Maybe the Chiefs are back in the Crabtree derby? If they were ever in it in the first place?
Anyway, this could either be a very wise or very foolish move by Crabtree. If he runs well, he solidifies his top-five status. If he runs poorly, then he could drop, costing him millions of dollars. We’ll see how it works out.