Falcons won’t comment on report that Mike Smith is still experiencing “chest-related discomfort”


The Falcons have declined to comment on a report that coach Mike Smith continues to experience “persistent chest-related discomfort,” three days after doctors at a Charlotte-area hospital determined that Smith had not suffered a heart attack.

Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange reports that Smith likely will undergo further testing this week, after Thursday night’s game against the Jaguars.  Smith possibly will be hospitalized for the testing.

“The Falcons will have no comment on the report,” Falcons V.P. of Football Communications Reggie Roberts told PFT via email on Thursday night.

The Falcons confirmed on Sunday night that Smith had been tested, and cleared, at a Charlotte-area hospital.  G.M. Thomas Dimitroff told Peter King that Smith did not suffer a heart attack.  Smith has attended practice all week in advance of the game that kicks off Week 15 of the 2011 season.