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Alex Smith said Wednesday he tried to "blink off" the vision problems that started to affect him in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. But the 49ers quarterback said the issues only got worse, and he soon realized he'd be of no value to his team.
"It's tough to play quarterback without your eyes," Smith said after taking part in a noncontact practice. "
All of a sudden, there was a bunch of things out there that I couldn't make out. I just felt like I couldn't help the team out there."
Smith said the concussion symptoms he suffered Sunday, especially blurry vision, were similar to what he felt after a Week 2 game against the Cowboys last year when he also was diagnosed with a concussion. Smith played in the following game last season.
But this week's episode has been more severe, Smith said, and the symptoms also included headaches and nausea. "Last year was not even close to this," he said. Source: Sacramento Bee Attached Thumbnails
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According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is expected to start on Monday night against the Bears.
QB Alex Smith has been “limited practice” all week. Expect 49ers to list him as questionable. Expect him to start Monday night.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) November 17, 2012
Smith suffered a concussion during last week’s game against...
Quarterback Alex Smith reportedly is seeking a second medical opinion on the concussion that forced him out of Sundays 24-24 tie with the St. Louis Rams, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Smith, following league-mandated protocol, met Monday with a neurologist independent of the team. ProFootballTalk.com cited an unnamed league source in its report about Smith seeking further...
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters,
including Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune, that quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion he sustained during last weekend’s contest
against the St. Louis Rams.
Quarterback Alex Smith is
recovering well from a concussion that knocked him out of the 49ers' 24-24 tie
with the St. Louis Rams, according...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith went through position work in a non-contact black jersey Wednesday, his status still unclear for Monday night's NFC showdown with the Chicago Bears after he sustained a concussion Sunday against the Rams.
Coach Jim Harbaugh kept an eye on Smith from several yards away as he worked with backup Colin Kaepernick and No. 3 QB Scott Tolzien...
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith is expected to return to the starting line up this Monday against the Bears.
The team has been cautious regarding Smith’s recent concussion that he suffered last weekend when on a 4th-and-1 quarterback sneak. Smith was reportedly dealing with ”blurred vision” during the game.
Smith has been shown...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has passed his concussion tests and has been cleared for contact. He’s now on track to play against the Bears on Monday night.
49ers QB Alex Smith has passed concussion tests this week and, so far, is on track to start Monday night vs. Chicago.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 14, 2012
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49ers QB Alex Smith has passed all his concussion tests and should be on track to play Monday night against the Bears according to ESPN.Fantasy Spin:Smith injured himself about halfway through Sunday's tie against St. Louis. His 104.1 QB rating through nine games is the highest of his career.
Cam Inman reports that 49ers QB Alex Smith has been cleared for non-contact drills following a concussion that he suffered against the Rams last Sunday.
Smith has a decent shot of playing against the Bears this weekend, but his performance in the team’s upcoming practices will probably determine his status for Week 11.
For the fourth straight day, Alex Smith is practicing in a black jersey, which suggests that he's playing on Monday but doesn't quite clinch it. Unlike the Bears, who declared concussed starter Jay Cutler out for Monday's game, the 49ers haven't said for sure whether Smith will play.
Jim Harbaugh on Friday said that Smith continues to show progress but stopped short...
Quarterback Alex Smith, who sustained a concussion Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, is listed as "questionable" on the 49ers' official injury report. He expected to play Monday night against the Chicago Bears after being cleared for a full week of practice.
The 49ers do not expect injuries to sideline any players. All the other players on the team's roster is...
The 49ers missed out on a chance to take a commanding 7-2 record to the top of the NFC West after tying divisional rival St. Louis Rams in week 10. To make matters worse, they may have to try to get their seventh win in week 11 without starting quarterback Alex Smith (concussion). To make matters downright disastrous, they have to do it against an elite Chicago Bears defense.
Much like the Bears, the San Francisco 49ers lost their starting quarterback on Sunday to an apparent concussion. As of now, the status of Alex Smith is up in the air for their showdown with the Bears on Monday Night Football.
Following Smith’s concussion in the second quarter, second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick filled in admirably, going 11-of-17 for 117 yards and running...
The San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears are two of the top teams in the NFC, but that's with their respective starting quarterbacks.
Concussions may make both unavailable come Monday night.
With Alex Smith and Jay Cutler potentially adding to the national viewing audience, it could be up to Colin Kaepernick and Jason Campbell to solve two of the toughest defenses in the league...
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Around the NFC North in week 11
Week 11 brings about some intriguing plotlines around the NFC North. The Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers both lost their starting quarterbacks for portions of this past Sunday’s game. The Green Bay Packers finally see a divisional opponent in old foe the Detroit Lions. The Minnesota Vikings have their bye this week after beating the...