Kaepernick: “Crab’s going to work. He’s going to be back.”

SANTA CLARA – Colin Kaepernick spoke with Bay Area reporters Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what he said.

Q: How big a blow is it to the team to lose Michael Crabtree?

KAEPERNICK: Obviously, he’s a great player. He’s done a lot for this team. We just have to have someone step up.

Q: Have you talked with him? How’s he feeling?

KAEPERNICK: Obviously, he’s not happy about it. He’s just trying to get healthy now.

Q: Harbaugh says he doesn’t anticipate the injury will be season-ending. Does that bring some optimism to you?

KAEPERNICK: Yeah. Crab’s going to work. He’s going to be back.

Q: What was the mood on the field when he got hurt?

KAEPERNICK: It’s an injury. Nobody wants that to happen no matter who it is.

Q: Do you think Jenkins and Lockette can pick up the slack?

KAEPERNICK: They’re great players. They’ve been working hard.

Q: Are you confident there’s an adequate replacement who’s already on the roster?

KAEPERNICK: Yeah, we have a lot of talent out here. We have a lot of great players.

Q: What did Crabtree do so well?

KAEPERNICK: He got open. That’s what you want from a receiver.

Q: How many days have you been able to work with Boldin this offseason?

KAEPERNICK: I don’t know how many days. We’ve been getting good work in when he’s been out here.

Q: Do you mind sharing some of things you and Michael did together when you socialized?

KAEPERNICK: I’m here to talk about football.

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