Texas Tech wide out Michael Crabtree has decided to have surgery on his foot on March 4th, meaning that he will not be running for scouts at his school’s pro day later this month. The wide out had gone back and forth on the decision to have the surgery, and at the end, decided to get it done and move forward getting ready for the April draft.
“After thorough consideration and discussion with my advisors and doctors, I decided to have the surgery, rather than risk any further injury,” Crabtree said in a statement Sunday. “As a competitor, I wanted to run at my pro day, but it became clear that the best thing for me is to have the surgery and be ready to get on the field as soon as possible.”
The pro day for the school is set for March 26th. The rehab for the surgery that Crabtree will be having is going to take about 10 weeks or more. Crabtree spent part of last season dealing with a right ankle injury and now there are questions about his foot.
In his freshman season, Crabtree caught 134 passes for 1,962 yards and 22 TD’s — all national bests and NCAA freshman records. Last season, he caught another 97 passes for 1,165 yards and 19 touchdowns despite being slowed by the ankle injury.