Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I believe the zone has a foot doctor or two in the house. Can anyone of you guys shed some light on what might be going on?
I'm going to get bashed for this....but.........If X-rays are negative and there is no bruising, maybe the issue is his heart? As in, if he's not getting the ball, he convienently pulls himself. It's funny that he goes down shortly after Alex decided not to throw to him in the endzone. He was clearly upset. I think this dude is trying to get cut. I've never heard of a foot injury that has no visable signs of trama.
Here is a post I put in another thread:
I just read in Barrows column that "Crabtree told reporters Sunday that his left foot hadn't fully healed since the last fracture, which occurred on June 6, and that he was in so much pain yesterday he thought it might have been broken again."
If this is true and I were Jed York, I would fire every doctor and trainer that had anything to do with that decision. Such a decision is nothing short of malpractice.
In my current work I am involved with podiatrists almost every day where I build orthotics (inserts into shoes to support feet that have been injured or just need biomechanical help). I have had a long history dealing with these issues with skiers and soccer players in particular. I know how the foot works and how long it takes to heal in many cases. If MC's foot is still sore it is because the bone is not yet able to carry the full weight. The pain indicates incomplete healing. He needs to sit until that bone heals completely. The fact that it has taken this long already is an indication that there is a problem that needs more time yet. If he re-breaks that bone now, he will be out for the season.
This sounds disturbingly like Nolan and the docs trying to get Alex Smith to play through the pain of a piece of wire sawing through his shoulder.
I don't mean to sound like an alarmist but this just doesn't mesh with what I have learned about feet.
I am not a foot doctor per se. I am a pedorthist. I make orthotics that match a person's foot and advise on the proper design of shoe to support the person's foot problem.
This is now a full-time occupation for me after years of doing this as an independent contractor working for a podiatric lab. In that capacity, I have been amazed at how little consideration is given to the biomechanics of a person's foot. Even the biggest companies seem more interested in cool cosmetics but ignore some very basic components of fit and flex. I'm not implying Nike has been guilty of this in Crabtree's case. Just passing that on, FWIW.