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NFL: 49ers receiver Crabtree tears Achilles in training

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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree tore his right Achilles tendon during a training drill but is expected to play during the 2013 NFL season, the team said Wednesday.

Crabtree suffered the injury on Tuesday and underwent successful surgery on Wednesday, according to an article on the team's website.

"Surgery was successful and we do not anticipate it will be season-ending for Michael," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. "It was completely torn and it was completely repaired."

Crabtree enjoyed a breakout season last year, finishing with 85 catches for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns to help the 49ers reach the Super Bowl.

San Francisco fell in the NFL's title spectacular to the Baltimore Ravens.

With Crabtree sidelined, Anquan Boldin, acquired in a trade with the Ravens in March, becomes San Francisco's number one wide receiver.

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