Crabtree undergoes surgery on ankle

Michael Crabtree, widely considered the top wide receivers in this year’s NFL Draft, underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.

The procedure, which was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson, is expected to sideline the former Texas Tech standout for 10 weeks.

“Michael’s surgery today was successful and I expect a very routine recovery and a full return to football this season,” Anderson said in a statement.

Crabtree’s injury, which he suffered in a game against Texas A&M on October 18, was discovered during medical testing at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The only two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation’s top collegiate receiver, Crabtree enjoyed an outstanding two-year career with the Red Raiders. The Dallas native hauled in 231 receptions for 3,127 yards and 41 touchdowns.

Crabtree’s sophomore season ended on a sour note, however, as the wideout suffered an ankle injury late in the campaign and was ineffective in Texas Tech’s blowout loss to Ole Miss in the Cotton Bowl.


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Updated Wednesday, Mar 4, 2009