Originally written February 05, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
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San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith will undergo surgery this week to repair the partially torn triceps muscle he sustained late in the regular season. Following the procedure, Smith is going to require three months of rehabilitation, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area. Defensive tackle Justin Smith will require three months of rehabilitation after undergoing surgery this week to repair a partially torn triceps, a league source told CSNBayArea.com on Monday. Smith sustained his injury during a Dec. 16 contest against the New England Patriots. He was sidelined through the end of the regular season before rejoining the 49ers in the playoffs. After returning, Smith was clearly hampered by the injury, as he was forced to wear a brace on his left arm to protect his torn triceps. Smith is entering the final year of his contract with San Francisco, and he could be ready to participate in the final stages of the 49ers’ offseason program, according to Maiocco. Regardless, he’s expected to make a full recovery in time for the opening of training camp in late-July. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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