Despite practicing again on Saturday, San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Alex Smith (concussion) remains questionable to play tonight
against the Chicago Bears, while running back Frank Gore (ribs/wrist) and wide receiver
Mario Manningham (shoulder) are probable.
Smith still hasn’t been cleared to play, and the 49ers may
not receive a final word on his status until hours before tonight’s game,
according to the Associated Press.
"Alex is still going through the protocol right
now," offensive coordinator Greg Roman said Saturday. "And that's in
the doctor's hands. When we know, you will probably know."
Smith sustained the injury last weekend during San Francisco’s
24-24 tie against the St. Louis Rams. If he’s unable to suit up against the
Bears tonight he’ll be replaced by backup quarterback Collin Kaepernick.
All other players listed on the 49ers injury report,
including Gore and Manningham, are probable to play tonight.
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