The next phase in the 'Michael Crabtree attempts to make it back before the season ends' series inches closer.
If he plans to play -- and he most assuredly does -- beginning his rehabilitation as soon as possible is paramount.
Dr. Dan Solomon, an orthopedic surgeon (not associated with Crabtree's surgery), told Barrows that an aggressive approach to rehab would put Crabtree in a pool working on range of motion as soon as the surgical wound heals.
If Crabtree can stay on the aggressive rehab schedule Solomon laid out as a possibility for recovery, it could have him back on the field for the final month of the season.
Now that those pesky stitches are out, the rehab sessions should start soon.