Originally posted by vermonator:
"49ers not counting on Smith's return this season"
Well, maybe the one positive out of all this, is perhaps, that the team will be able to resign Crabtree. I don't think Smith will be breaking the bank with a new contract anytime soon, so there is a better chance keeping Crabs.
Still though, should have picked Watt...
Damn you Baalke!
I had a feeling people might be tripping on this. The 49ers have said ALL ALONG they didn't know when he would be back. If he didn't do well in rehab, they would not bring him back tho. They aren't going to be public about when they THINK he'll be back.
Here's reality tho....28 days is the usual rehab time. That would get him out next Monday. The 49ers will be on their way to London at that time. He'll stay home and rejoin the team when they return and possibly play the week after the bye. That would give him a good 3 weeks post rehab to get himself ready to play again.
That's my prediction.