Michael Crabtree should be able to play in preseason opener

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree participated in team drills on Tuesday after being held out of practice due to a calf injury.

“I don’t know too much about injuries,” Crabtree said, per CNSBayArea.com. “You think I would. It’s always something different in football. It was just my calf, and I just had to stay off it. I didn’t want anything serious to happen to it. It’s the training staff and coaches, and when they tell me I can go, I’m going.”

Crabtree indicated that he should be able to play in Friday night’s preseason game.

“Friday night? Yeah I should. I don’t think the ones (starters) are going that much Friday. Whatever time they give me, I’ll just go out there.”