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  • Alex smith seeking 2nd opinion on shoulder injury

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3047175

    A team source has told ESPN's Ed Werder that San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is seeking a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews after preliminary MRI results indicated he appears to have suffered a serious injury to tendons in his right shoulder in Sunday's game.
    If the diagnosis performed at Stanford is confirmed by Andrews, the source said that it is expected Smith would opt to have corrective surgery immediately even though he would likely miss the rest of the season.
    The 49ers have reported Smith's injury as a grade three shoulder separation that would not require surgery but would sideline him indefinitely.
    Wow....we dont need this. We lost manny lawson for the season, vernon davis for a few weeks, and now possibly Alex Smith?

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    damn, i picked all 3 of those dudes to break out



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    • #3
      If he's going to James Andrews, he needs Tommy John surgery

      he'd miss some of next season too, if that was the case

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SchizophrenicBatman View Post
        If he's going to James Andrews, he needs Tommy John surgery

        he'd miss some of next season too, if that was the case
        You don't get TJ surgery on the shoulder, it's the elbow. Andrews has done shoulder surgeries I'm pretty sure.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SenorGato View Post
          You don't get TJ surgery on the shoulder, it's the elbow. Andrews has done shoulder surgeries I'm pretty sure.
          He's done plenty of other surgeries but he's renown for TJ. I dont know why Smith would specifically get a 2nd opinion from him for a non-TJ related injury unless Andrews has really fleshed out his office of late for all pro sports related surgeries

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          • #6
            so this is basically what 2 degrees worse then what Eli suffered?





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            • #7
              Drew Brees went to Andrews for his shoulder problem in 2006 and he made a remarkably fast recovery and had his career year afterwards.

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              • #8
                This is a double edge sword for Alex Smith, on one hand he was supposed to solidify himself as the leader of the offense and on the other his only impressive series of the year was the game winning drive against Arizona in Week 1. If he's hurt then he needs to just shut it down and get the surgery. Yes that basically throws a monkey wrench into the 49ers season, but quite frankly they were walking a tight rope between expectations and actual results.

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                On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
                Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

                So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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                • #9
                  http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=683573

                  Sounds like the espn report may be wrong(what a surprise). He hasn't completely torn both tendons like espn is reporting, he tore ligaments...BIG difference. He's also not visited Andrews, they're just sending him a copy of the MRI for a second opinion.

                  If I were smith, I'd sit out until the 49ers got their offensive line fixed or else he's going to be get knocked out again with another injury. That offensive line is absolutely dreadful. They can't open holes for gore and pass block for smith. Trent Dilfer pretty much proved that it wasn't all smith, the real problem with the offense is the o-line, specifically the interior line. Allen is whiffing on every run block and letting defensive tackles blow by him for the sack. He's the one that let rocky bernard rush passed him for the sack that injured smith. Smiley is no better either, neither is heitman. They also might want to give San Diego a call and ask them to hurry up and fire turner already so they can hire him back.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BigDawg819 View Post
                    This is a double edge sword for Alex Smith, on one hand he was supposed to solidify himself as the leader of the offense and on the other his only impressive series of the year was the game winning drive against Arizona in Week 1. If he's hurt then he needs to just shut it down and get the surgery. Yes that basically throws a monkey wrench into the 49ers season, but quite frankly they were walking a tight rope between expectations and actual results.
                    His most impressive game was against the Steelers. His throws were precise and he was doing a great job reading the blitz. Although he was only 17/35, he DID have 7 dropped passes in that game. The final score made the game look lopsided, but it was pretty close until about the middle of the 4th quarter where the score just got out of hand. Also, his interception came on a play where the receiver read the coverage incorrectly and ran a different route. Jacobs read it as cover 3, but smith correctly read it as cover 2 and threw it where the receiver was supposed to be, but jacobs wasn't there. I don't really understand why Jacobs was starting ahead of Lelie anyway, he has more dropped passes than he has catches, but he just got cut anyway, so I guess this is Lelie's shot.

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                    • #11
                      Wait a minute......Vernon is out? I wont get to see him play this sunday?
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                      • #12
                        Time to think about drafting another quarterback, San Fran. Smith has been decent when he's played but he hasn't looked like a franchise quarterback and if he's going to miss the rest of the season and part of next year then the Niners should consider drafting a quarterback in the first round. I think the pieces are still in place for the Niners to explode on the NFC in a few years but they need a better quarterback than Alex Smith if they're going to do it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by EdReedUnstoppable View Post
                          Wait a minute......Vernon is out? I wont get to see him play this sunday?
                          Knee Sprain, he won't be back until after the ravens game.

                          It's funny, all of their injuries are happening to their first round picks. Smith, davis, lawson...
                          Patrick Willis and Joe Staley better watch out, they could be next.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ewing View Post
                            Time to think about drafting another quarterback, San Fran. Smith has been decent when he's played but he hasn't looked like a franchise quarterback and if he's going to miss the rest of the season and part of next year then the Niners should consider drafting a quarterback in the first round. I think the pieces are still in place for the Niners to explode on the NFC in a few years but they need a better quarterback than Alex Smith if they're going to do it.
                            LOL, right, like they're going to give up on a 23 year old quarterback because his offensive line can't block for him.

                            The 49ers offensive problems go beyond the quarterback. If you don't watch the games, you can't understand because this goes beyong statistics. Dropped passes and poor offensive line play have been the biggest problem for the niners this year. Like I said in my other post, SEVEN dropped passes in one game alone and 3 this season in the endzone which would have been touchdowns. I'm not saying alex smith has been playing like he's the second coming of Joe Montana, in fact, he needs to a better job with his reads. He didn't even see vernon davis wide open in the rams game, according to some 49er beat writers, on what could have been a 40+ yard bomb for a td. In fact, vernon was open alot in the first couple games, but it didn't help that the o-line forced smith to scramble out of the pocket.

                            Frank Gore did not forget to run overnight, defenses stacked the box last year and he did just fine. The offensive line is playing like CRAP and it's not just the game against seattle. They can't run block or pass block. Smith has been sacked, on average, 3 times per game. It should be noted that Smith is pretty good at avoiding pressure so that sack number will probably go up with the less mobile trent dilfer under center. Joe Staley has been their best linemen so far this year, which isn't saying much considering he's a rookie. They might want to try putting Davis Bass and Adam Snyder in to the guard spots in place of allen and smiley...theres no way they can play any worse than what I've seen these past 4 games.

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                            • #15
                              Not to mention that the top QB's coming out this year are comparable to Smith. None of Brohm, Brennan, and Woodson play in a pro style offense and because of that it would be as hard to predict which one is going to be a star in the NFL as it was with Alex Smith. Remember when Alex Smith had his workout, some scouts were saying that it was the best workout they had ever seen a QB put on, he got a standing O from scouts, ran a good 40 time for a qb, scored an excellent score on the wonderlic, and had a good size frame to get bigger.

                              Alex Smith has shown what a lot of young QBs who have played behind bad lines experience... happy feet. He is not confident in the pocket and does not look comfortable, nor should he. Our line has never been consistently forming good pockets. When Smith is not pressured he plays with great poise and has great accuracy.

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