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Aldon Smith says he’s OK after hip injury

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Smith celebrates after teammate Willis sacked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of the NFL NFC Championship game in San Francisco Getty Images

San Francisco linebacker Aldon Smith was carted to the locker room Friday night with a hip injury, but he appears to be fine.

The 49ers termed Smith’s injury a bruised hip, and head coach Jim Harbaugh said after the game that while he hadn’t heard the official diagnosis from the medical staff, it appeared that Smith would be back soon.

Still waiting,” Harbaugh said. “Preliminary, looks like we’ll be alright. Looks like we dodged a bullet there.”

Smith took to Twitter after the game to assure everyone that he was OK:

The 22-year-old Smith looks like one of the best young pass rushers in the NFL, recording 14 sacks as a rookie last season and adding a sack in each of the 49ers’ two playoff games. He’s had a troubled offseason, getting arrested for drunk driving and suffering minor stab wounds when a fight broke out at a party at his house, but he avoided more bad news on Friday night.

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4 Responses to “Aldon Smith says he’s OK after hip injury”
  1. skeebo80 says: Aug 11, 2012 7:39 AM

    Whew that close! Best defense in the league

  2. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Aug 11, 2012 10:51 AM

    This kid is an absolute FREAK of nature. His size, his wingspan and his relentless motor give him the ability to be one of the all time greats of any era. Watch some film of him or look at photographs. He is built like a supercharged, more muscled version of Ted Hendricks.

    I hope his ego doesn’t kill him off the field.

  3. buddysguys says: Aug 11, 2012 10:51 AM

    why does he have JETS on his twitter handle?

  4. waitingguilty says: Aug 11, 2012 11:11 AM

    In case anyone cares, I am also OK.

    After a hard night of drinking.

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