Alex Smith says he sprained middle finger on his throwing hand

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Alex Smith threw for 303 yards on Sunday and led the 49ers to a franchise-record 621 offensive yards in a performance that could be described as raising a big middle finger to all those who have doubted his ability to lead a winning team.

That’s figurative, of course, and it’s a good thing because Smith actually hurt his middle finger during the 45-3 romp over the Bills. Smith had x-rays on the middle finger of his right hand after the game came to a close, something that had the potential to but a dark cloud over an otherwise wonderful day for the team.

It looks like the skies are still relatively clear. Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reports that Smith said he suffered a sprain of the finger on his final pass of the game in the fourth quarter. There wasn’t much sign that something was wrong with Smith at the time since the wide margin on the scoreboard made it easy to think that Colin Kaepernick was just in to run out the clock.

There’s no word about the chances of Smith missing next week’s showdown with the Giants, but there doesn’t seem to be much concern about the condition of the 49ers quarterback. That’s a good thing since the rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game has the makings of one of the best on the schedule in Week Six or any other week.

14 responses to “Alex Smith says he sprained middle finger on his throwing hand

  1. As a Giants fan, I know this is gonna be a tough game, but it’s the kind of game that the Giants always play well in. On the road against the NFL’s best D. As long as our O-line gives Manning time, we’ll leave with a W. Hopefully some of our key guys who have been hurt, like Nicks, Rivers, Hosley, Snee and Bernard will be in the lineup for this game. This is gonna be a classic battle between two of the NFC’s best. To quote the biggest idiot in the NFL, Bart Scott, “Can’t Wait”!!!!

  2. tdrundmc says:
    Oct 7, 2012 8:30 PM
    It shouldn’t affect Alice from his dink and dunk passes.
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    Did you uh miss the game today?

  3. Fluke.

    Dink and dunk yeah I don’t think he saw the game. Too busy watching Drew break the most consecutive games with a TD record in another karma beat down.

  4. I can’t wait to see Alex Smith in a Super Bowl sometime.

    I might as well fire up Madden and make that dream become reality.

  5. Did you uh miss the game today?
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    Don’t sweat it, oaktown49er. He’s one of those guys who lives by the mantra, “Never confuse the issue by bringing up the facts”.

  6. oaktown49er says: Oct 7, 2012 8:55 PM

    tdrundmc says:
    Oct 7, 2012 8:30 PM
    It shouldn’t affect Alice from his dink and dunk passes.
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    Did you uh miss the game today?
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    Raiders fan, could you really expect any more from him?

  7. tdrundmc October 7, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

    It shouldn’t affect Alice from his dink and dunk passes.

    wow, whether it’s Dink and dunk or streaks all day, the man has finally seen some coaching stability and now all the haters cannot admit how wrong they were. keep going Alex. most loyal NFL qb ever. super bowl bound 49ers.

  8. “Dink and dunk” is nothing to be ashamed of, and 4 INT’s to get one long TD is nothing to be proud of. A smart QB takes what the defense gives, and moves the chains. Eli looked good today too. Looking forward to a great rematch.

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