According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers defensive tackle was held out of practice Wednesday, after missing most of the second half of Sunday’s game with the Patriots with a left elbow injury.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier this week he was optimistic to player known as “Cowboy” would be able to play.
Asked for an update Wednesday, Harbaugh said: “We’ll see. We’ll see how he feels today and tomorrow.”
Smith has a streak of 185 straight starts, missing only one game in his 12-year career. The 49ers defense was noticeably different without him Sunday, as his ability to tie up blockers helps their pass-rush. That’s just as important against the Seahawks, even though Russell Wilson’s a slightly more mobile target than Tom Brady.