Originally written March 15, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Matt Barrows of the Scaramento Bee, the NFL Network reported that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith underwent offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum. On Friday, the NFL Network reported that Smith was more injured than he was letting on and that he had surgery “a few weeks ago” to repair a torn labrum. A team spokesman said the team would not comment on the report but a source with knowledge of the procedure confirmed it and said it was done to address an in-season injury. Smith, of course, set a franchise record with 19 ½ sacks in 2012, but none of them came after a two-sack game in Week 14 against Miami. He had perhaps the best outing of the year – a 5 ½-sack game – in Week 11 against Chicago while seemingly dealing with the shoulder injury, which appeared to have begun bothering him the week before against the Rams. Now we know why Smith had a hard time getting to the quarterback and continuing his great season.  Once he injured his shoulder, he simply wasn’t the same.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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