Former Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree underwent successful surgery on the slight stress fracture in his left foot Wednesday.
Crabtree was still recovering Wednesday afternoon, according to a marketing representative, and was expected to be released Thursday.
Renowned orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson performed the surgery at the Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Crabtree was expected to have a pin inserted in his foot, which would sideline him for 10 weeks.
“Michael’s surgery today was successful, and I expect a very routine recovery and a full return to football this season,” Anderson said in a statement.
Crabtree’s injury — which he announced in a statement was a pre-existing injury — initially was discovered during medical testing at the NFL Scouting Combine. After initially saying that he would work out at the Texas Tech Pro Day on March 26, Crabtree reconsidered and opted for surgery.
NFL senior analyst Pat Kirwan has Crabtree, widely regarded as a top-10 pick prior to the combine, going to the Cincinnati Bengals with the sixth overall pick in his latest mock draft.