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
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.
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