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Crabtree confirms he'll have surgery

2/22/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

INDIANAPOLIS -- Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree issued a brief statement, clearing up conflicting reports about his plans after medical exams revealed an injury to his left foot.

Crabtree: "It's an old injury I've been having and I've never had any pain in it. I will run my 40 and after I do that, I'm going to do surgery and I'm looking forward to going to the next level."

Crabtree had previously told the Dallas Morning News he would not undergo surgery. Sources previously said Crabtree could need between six and 10 weeks to recover from surgery. Those estimates remain unchanged.