Michael Crabtree Injury: Updates on Raiders WR’s Ankle and Return

Oakland Raiders star wide receiver Michael Crabtree was recovering from an ankle injury but is ready to play.

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Crabtree Active vs. Panthers Sunday, Nov. 27 The Raiders announced that Crabtree was available for Week 12.

Latest on Crabtree's Practice Status Friday, Nov. 25 Per ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez, Crabtree has been a limited participant in practice each of the last three days. 

Raiders Need Crabtree Healthy as Top-Tier Scoring Threat Crabtree continues to be the perfect complement alongside Amari Cooper in Oakland's offense. He's not stretching the field with just 11.6 yards per reception, but his six touchdown catches lead the Raiders. 

If Crabtree is limited Sunday, wide receiver Seth Roberts could see more snaps. He is second on the team with four touchdown catches and third in receptions (26) and yards (283). 

After years of floundering, the Raiders are finally moving in the right direction atop the AFC West. Their success stems from a dynamic offense led by quarterback Derek Carr, so losing a key offensive weapon such as Crabtree will put more pressure on the defense to hold up.

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