49ers injury report- Crabtree expected to play

September 23, 2011, 9:19 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- Receiver Michael Crabtree is expected to return to the 49ers' lineup Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals after missing a game with a left foot injury.Crabtree is listed as probable on the official 49ers injury report.Coach Jim Harbaugh declined to disclose how Crabtree would fit into the 49ers' plan against the Bengals. Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn took over as the 49ers' wideouts in most packages in the absence of Crabtree and Braylon Edwards last week against the Dallas Cowboys.Edwards is expected to miss approximately a month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus cartilage this week. It's not known if Crabtree will start, but he could initially enter Sunday's game on third downs as a slot receiver."I don't want to get into what the plan is, what our thinking is, or how he'll be used in the game, or how many plays he's going to be in, what specific routes he's going to be running, how that effects next week," Harbaugh said. "This week is the game. We're playing to win this one. And Michael Crabtree is part of the game plan, and very likely and probable that he'll play."INJURY REPORT
Out: WR Braylon Edwards (right knee), FB Moran Norris (left fibula).
Probable: QB Alex Smith (concussion), WR Michael Crabtree (left foot), CB Tramaine Brock (left hand).Friday practice report
Did not participate: Edwards, Norris.
Limited participation: Crabtree.
Full participation: Brock, Smith.BENGALS
Out: LB Dontay Moch (foot), WR Jordan Shipley (knee).
Doubtful: DE Robert Geathers (shoulder), G Otis Hudson (knee)
Questionable: WR Jerome Simpson (not injury related).
Probable: WR A.J. Green (toe), S Taylor Mays (knee), T Andre Smith (ankle).Friday practice report
Did not participate: Geathers, Moch, Hudson, Simpson.
Limited participation: Green, Andre Smith.
Full participation: Mays.