The San Francisco 49ers are one of the most talented teams in the NFL, but their roster took a hit during OTAs as former first-round draft pick Michael Crabtree went down with a torn Achilles tendon, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today. Crabtree will reportedly soon undergo surgery that could end his season before it even began.
There is a chance that Crabtree could return late in the season, but at his position it would be unlikely.
Crabtree will almost certainly start the season on the PUP list while the 49ers determine whether or not he will have a chance to return during the season.
It is a very unfortunate injury for Crabtree, who is coming off a season that saw career highs in receptions (85), yards (1,105) and touchdowns (nine). He was hoping to duplicate that success this season while helping the 49ers make another Super Bowl run.
Luckily for the 49ers, they acquired Anquan Boldin earlier in the offseason so they do have a capable No. 1 receiver on the team.