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Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all”

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The only potential negative emerging from Sunday’s 45-3 shellacking of the Bills by the 49ers was the news that quarterback Alex Smith has injured the middle finger of his throwing hand.

The team downplayed the injury after the game, and for good reason.  Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Smith has a simple sprain of the middle finger on his throwing hand.

“Nothing at all,” the source said.

That’s very good news for the 49ers, who face the Giants on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s NFC title game, completing the New York team trifecta.  In the past two weeks, the 49ers have outscored the Jets and Bills by the combined count of 79-3.

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21 Responses to “Alex Smith’s finger sprain is “nothing at all””
  1. mrplow3 says: Oct 8, 2012 12:38 AM

    Alex Smith will be a lock for the pro bowl if he keeps this level of play up.

    After the years of terribleness to turn it around last year and do what he’s doing now, I nominate him for comeback player of the decade.

  2. bennyb82 says: Oct 8, 2012 12:40 AM

    He sprained it by flipping the bird to every doubter out there.

  3. jbaxt says: Oct 8, 2012 12:42 AM

    So Alex Smith found a way to work though so many coordinators, why can’t Cassel?

    Go Brady Quinn!

  4. njkid says: Oct 8, 2012 12:51 AM

    You do not want to face the Giants without Alex Smith.

  5. badburro says: Oct 8, 2012 12:57 AM

    I believe he sprained it by flipping off all his naysayers that doubted his ability to lead the 49ers offense through the air.

  6. zillabeast says: Oct 8, 2012 1:06 AM

    Starting with New York next week, the 49ers’ remaining schedule gets very rough. Somehow, suspect they will handle it with ease. This season’s Super Bowl championship is theirs to lose.

  7. lobzila says: Oct 8, 2012 1:15 AM

    So throwing all those touchdowns strained his finger. I wish Phillip Rivers had the same problem. But I bet every teams quarterback wishes he had that problem as well.

  8. realfann says: Oct 8, 2012 1:30 AM

    By “source”, I assume you mean the press conferences after the game featuring Smith and his coaches that have been faithfully repeated all over the interweb.

    In summary, he sprained his finger and is expected to fully participate in practice this week.

    I guess it would be too much to expect that you guys, after printing acres of trash talking on Smith being merely a game manager, would write an article that mentioned that the Alex Smith lead 49er offense in this game has set an all time NFL record.

    You know, positive news.

  9. rectumdamnnearkilledem says: Oct 8, 2012 1:45 AM

    Hope he plays next week. Am looking forward to this game after the tough playoff loss last year.

  10. alphabeta49er says: Oct 8, 2012 1:47 AM

    I’d say he managed today’s game pretty well.

  11. WestCoastVet says: Oct 8, 2012 2:15 AM

    At least he didn’t sprain it doing something naughty on the bottom of the pile.

  12. discosucs2005 says: Oct 8, 2012 3:40 AM

    “the Alex Smith lead 49er offense in this game has set an all time NFL record.”

    What record is that? I know he set the franchise record, but what all time NFL record did we set today?

  13. jm8ch10 says: Oct 8, 2012 4:20 AM

    I’m glad I stuck by this guy all of those horrible years. I knew he would eventually be good, just needed some continuity.

  14. jason49er says: Oct 8, 2012 4:40 AM

    Don’t look now but Alex “game manager” Smith is 6th in the NFL in yards per attempt at 7.9, and has the HIGHEST QB Rating in the entire league at 108.7. He’s also 4th in the NFL in completion percentage at 68.6%.

    Alex Smith helped set a franchise record today, leading the 49ers to the most offensive yards in a game in team history with 621, surpassing any game led by Montana, Young, and Garcia.

    Alex Smith also helped set an NFL RECORD as the 49ers became the ONLY team in NFL History to amass 300 yards passing AND 300 yards rushing in the same game.

    How about you guys write about that?

  15. jsmayer181 says: Oct 8, 2012 7:11 AM

    And by the New York team trifecta, you mean two teams that play and train in New Jersey and a third that plays twenty percent of its home games in Canada. Boy…those New York football fans get hosed!

  16. petedutcher says: Oct 8, 2012 7:23 AM

    I love the story of the 49ers right now.

    Where can you find a better example of sticking with a quarterback paying off? I bet there isn’t a 49ers fan out there regretting having Smith as qb right now.

    It’s a lesson most football fans should take to heart.

  17. sixjak says: Oct 8, 2012 12:22 PM

    discosucs2005 says:
    Oct 8, 2012 3:40 AM
    “the Alex Smith lead 49er offense in this game has set an all time NFL record.”

    What record is that? I know he set the franchise record, but what all time NFL record did we set today?


    Ummm yeah that one where a team amasses over 300 yds through the air and over 300 yds on the ground. Yeah that one. It’s never been done before. That’s fatal every time.

  18. justintuckrule says: Oct 8, 2012 2:06 PM

    Giants’ fan here glad that SF throttled two cupcakes and will be coming into this game likely a little full of themselves.

  19. thermalito says: Oct 8, 2012 2:21 PM

    Calm down 49er fans. Alex Smith had a good game against the very worst defense in the league by a long shot. He’s still the same mediocre QB we saw last week and the week before that.

  20. baymac408 says: Oct 8, 2012 6:20 PM

    He’s ballin right now hate it or love it!! GO NINERS

  21. discosucs2005 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:04 AM

    I demand you tell us how many times Moss was targeted.

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