49ers just got their wish: David Carr is in at quarterback for San Francisco.
Smith took a massive hit early in the third quarter on Sunday against Carolina, and left holding his arm gingerly. It appeared to be a shoulder injury.
Carr entered the game and promptly missed an open receiver on third and long. Let the record show Carr entered the game with score 10-10 just after halftime.
UPDATE: X-rays revealed a shoulder “sprain” for Smith. He’s out for the remainder of the game. San Francisco’s dwindling NFC West hopes are in Carr’s gloved hands.