San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree said he briefly lost his vision during the 49ers' final offensive series in the Super Bowl in February.
After Crabtree took a hard hit near the goal line on third down from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith, he told NFL Network on Thursday that he couldn't see temporarily.
"When the guy hit me, he hit me all in the face," Crabtree said in the interview. "I'm not tripping. I'm not one to whine about nothing, but he hit me all in the face and I couldn't really see after he hit me."
He added, "I really couldn't see. ... Then (my vision) just came back. It's not concussion-like. When you get hit in football, it's going to feel like you can't see. It's going to feel intense. But it snapped back. It happens all the time in football."
The 49ers tried unsuccessfully to get the ball to Crabtree on their last three plays of a 34-31 loss to the Ravens. Crabtree said his vision wasn't a factor on the fourth-down incompletion in the end zone. He also had no problem with the non-call on a play that some believed should have been ruled interference.