The San Francisco 49ers announced yesterday that defensive
lineman Justin Smith has a bone spur attached to a piece of his triceps tendon
that became detached in his left elbow, reports Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Defensive tackle Justin
Smith had a bone spur attached to a piece of his triceps
tendon that became detached in his left elbow, the 49ers clarified Thursday morning.
Maiocco adds that Smith has been diagnosed with a partially
torn triceps, with the partial tear being to his tendon and not his muscle. Smith
has been sidelined since sustaining the injury during a Dec. 16 game against
the New England Patriots.
If Smith would have tore his triceps completely he would require
surgery which would keep him out for the remainder of the season. As things
stand, Smith will undergo surgery following the season and can rejoin the team
once he rebuilds the strength in his arm. The 49ers are hoping that they’ll get
the defensive end back this season.
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