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Michael Crabtree blinded by hit

Updated: March 29, 2013, 2:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was targeted on the team's last three plays of Super Bowl XLVII, said Thursday that he lost vision after being hit hard in the face near the goal line on third down.

Speaking to NFL Network in an interview Thursday, Crabtree said he took such a shot from Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith that he temporarily couldn't see.

"When the guy hit me, he hit me all in the face," Crabtree told NFL Network. "I'm not tripping. ...

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