ST. LOUIS - JANUARY 3: Quarterback Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during the game against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on January 3, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers beat the Rams 28-6. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers epic win versus the Buffalo Bills in week five came with a bit of a sour note following the game. It appears that starting quarterback Alex Smith injured the middle finger on his throwing hand late in the contest. Witnesses report him entering the 49ers X-ray facility following the contest. And though at this point the injury is reported as a minor sprain, he was seen leaving Candlestick Park with his finger wrapped in medical dressings.