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Contrary to earlier reports, the San Francisco 49ers have ruled starting quarterback Alex Smith out for tonight’s Monday Night Football game against the Chicago Bears. Smith suffered a concussion in last week’s overtime draw with the St. Louis Rams, and will sit this one out tonight. Collin Kaepernick will get the start in his place.
Smith did not get clearance to return just one week after suffering the concussion, although there were earlier reports surfacing that said Smith would be available for tonight’s key NFC battle, but that will not be the case. The 49ers will look to remain in the hunt for a first round bye without their starting quarterback.
This game will now be a battle of back up quarterbacks who are filling in for the incumbents who were both concussed last week. Jason Campbell will start for the Bears, as Jay Cutler also did not receive clearance to play after suffering his concussion last Sunday night in a home loss to the Houston Texans.
Smith was able to practice...
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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...
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith practiced again on Saturday, however his availability is still uncertain for the game against the Chicago Bears.
Smith suffered a concussion last week against the St. Louis Rams.
He still hasn't been cleared to play by doctors, and the 49ers (6-2-1) might not get a final verdict on his status until hours before Monday's NFC showdown...
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...
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Late entry for tonight’s MNF matchup between the Chicago Bears (7-2) and the San Francisco 49ers (6-3-1).
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Early this morning, Alex Smith was ruled out of action, due to the concussion he suffered last week against St. Louis...
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It’s the marquee Monday Night matchup of the season thus far: the 7-2 Chicago Bears, led by quarterback Jay Cutler, travelling to San Francisco to take on the 6-2-1 host 49ers, led by quarterback Alex Smith.
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