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Report: Justin Smith has partially torn triceps

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It might be hard for 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith to do any “ropin’ and ridin’” any time soon.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, Smith has suffered a partially torn triceps. The injury, which happened two weeks ago against the Patriots and kept him out of last week’s loss to the Seahawks, has been listed as an “elbow” on the injury report.

Both are part of the arm.

According to Barrows, the injury appears to have happened in a similar manner to the one that ended Parys Haralson’s season.

Haralson also suffered a torn triceps, and was placed on injured reserve. After the Patriots game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked if Smith’s injury was similar to Haralson’s and long-term.

“No, seems to be two different things,” Harbaugh said.

Smith and the 49ers are hoping he can tolerate pain enough to contribute in the playoffs. That makes this weekend’s game more important, as they could still earn a first-round bye with a win against the Cardinals and a loss by the Packers.

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27 Responses to “Report: Justin Smith has partially torn triceps”
  1. zambowski says: Dec 27, 2012 1:42 PM

    Why not play Aldon at DE? He did in college…is there anyone else in the LB corps who had Outside LB experience?

  2. seacab1972 says: Dec 27, 2012 1:45 PM

    Put him on IR now to avoid making this injury worse.

  3. moneey31 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:04 PM

    ahmad brooks

  4. trollhammer20 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:08 PM

    He will not play this weekend. Their ticket is punched for the dance. They are playing a weak AZ team with a QB making his first start, so they should be able to overcome it.

    Play him this weekend, and they risk aggravating the injury and having him miss a playoff game….and that WOULD be devastating.

  5. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    All the reaching out to hold offensive linemen for Aldon caused this. Too bad.

  6. larrybrown43 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:16 PM

    In the NFL things destiny can change from one game; good or bad. I thought the Steelers were really good until Roethlisberger got hurt. This is why those beginning of the year predictions are a joke. Everybody picks based on last year’s results outside of one dark horse which isn’t that bold of a pick either.

  7. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 27, 2012 2:22 PM

    Expect no more sacks for the other Smith as a result

  8. walker615 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:24 PM

    Aldon Smith has been totally exposed in the game-and-a-half Justin smith has been out. Not only has he had 0 sacks, he’s been virtually invisible.

    Not saying he isn’t a top pass rusher, but he’s no Watt/Milller.

  9. stew48 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:26 PM

    Who the hell is Aldon?

  10. zenrooster says: Dec 27, 2012 2:31 PM

    They are playing Arizona. Even I should be able to start instead of him. They will rest him.

  11. jrebar88 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:33 PM

    What will aldon do now?

  12. trollaikman8 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:45 PM

    First round exit.

  13. waxthat says: Dec 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    zambowski says:
    Dec 27, 2012 1:42 PM
    Why not play Aldon at DE? He did in college…is there anyone else in the LB corps who had Outside LB experience?

    ___________________________________
    Yes they could…run support won’t be as great, but 3rd down push rush would be tremendous

    Aldon DE
    Bowman OLB
    Brooks OLB
    Willis ILB
    Grant ILB

  14. waxthat says: Dec 27, 2012 2:46 PM

    pass rush*

  15. waxthat says: Dec 27, 2012 2:50 PM

    walker615 says:
    Dec 27, 2012 2:24 PM
    Aldon Smith has been totally exposed in the game-and-a-half Justin smith has been out. Not only has he had 0 sacks, he’s been virtually invisible.

    Not saying he isn’t a top pass rusher, but he’s no Watt/Milller.

    __________________________________
    This is simply not true, as you sound like a typically sports show ‘talking head’

    Aldon was held the ENTIRE game against the Pats and played an elusive QB in Russell Wilson last game.

    Lol at “He’s no Watt/Miller” Get real, dude. They are all different players and ALL great players. Get your facts straight.

  16. makimaguro says: Dec 27, 2012 3:02 PM

    Get well soon. Might be the toughest hombre in the entire league.

  17. goldrush36 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:24 PM

    Aldon Smith has been totally exposed in the game-and-a-half Justin smith has been out. Not only has he had 0 sacks, he’s been virtually invisible.

    Not saying he isn’t a top pass rusher, but he’s no Watt/Milller
    _______________________________________
    Perhaps you should have watched that game and a half before spouting off. First you have one of the least sacked QB’s in the league in Brady. Second Wilson is very good on his feet. Third and most importantly he was doubled up and often blatantly held because NOBODY is worried about Ricky Jean. Obviously Justin’s presence helps but the majority of Aldon’s sacks came off the edge this year on his own. While we are at it.. quite a few of Miller’s sacks have come from Dummervil chasing the QB towards him and Watt is a defensive end who is much larger than both

  18. blacknole08 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:33 PM

    Uh oh! No sack record for Aldon Smith. He is a non-factor without Justin Smith doing all the dirty work up front.

  19. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:37 PM

    One and done as the rest of us were saying all year.

  20. tuongotsriracha says: Dec 27, 2012 4:04 PM

    zambowski says:
    Dec 27, 2012 1:42 PM
    Why not play Aldon at DE? He did in college…is there anyone else in the LB corps who had Outside LB experience?

    The 49ers play a 3-4 alignment. Justin Smith plays the 3 & 5 technique. Aldon Smith plays what equates to 7 & 9 technique. If they played a 4-3 defense, Aldon would be DE and Justin would be DT, but in a 3-4 Aldon stands up.

  21. goldrush36 says: Dec 27, 2012 4:22 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 27, 2012 3:37 PM

    One and done as the rest of us were saying all year
    _______________________________________ and the little Giants will be sitting at HOME watching all of it

  22. paythevig says: Dec 27, 2012 4:24 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Dec 27, 2012 3:37 PM
    One and done as the rest of us were saying all year.

    ________________

    “The rest of us” – also said that the 49ers will crumble back down to earth and miss the playoffs this season.

    for you, i’d be more concerned about hoping half the league loses and if you can find a way to beat the eagles to even have a shot in the playoffs.

    One and done is better than none.

  23. walker615 says: Dec 27, 2012 4:55 PM

    Clearly touched a nerve with some 9ers fans lol, wasn’t trying to be quite so inflammatory. I watched both the patriots and Seahawks games, and what I saw was Aldon getting pressure (but no sacks) on Brady in the first half, then nothing for the rest of that game and the next.

    Again, acknowledging that he’s a great player. I think the other 2 are better.

  24. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 27, 2012 4:59 PM

    Not really. Unlike you clowns who aren’t realistic, I’d rather the Giants miss the playoffs because they don’t deserve it.

    Nice try. You don’t have the wit to come at me with such high school buffoonery.

  25. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 27, 2012 5:03 PM

    Only in a fanatic’s mind would you think losing your first playoff game matters more than narrowly missing the playoffs at all. If you continually fall short, your team is still empty handed and you fanatics have nothing to talk about.

  26. southpaw79 says: Dec 27, 2012 5:30 PM

    One and done is doubtful, probably two and done. Although the most likely senario at this point in Niners at 3 and Packers at 2, which would mean a trip to the frozen tundra if the Niners get past round 1, and the Niners have won their already this year. The teams that have beat the niners were very physical and I just do not see the Packers or Falcons being that physical. The Seahawks and Vikings would be the biggest threats but the Niners would get them both at home. I would not right off the Niners just yet.

  27. frankyvito says: Dec 27, 2012 5:37 PM

    Aldon got to Russel Wilson 4 times (despite Okung’s CONSTANT holding), including twice on one play! Wilson was just too good & got away. This Hoyer is not that. Christian Ponder if that’s who we see, while athletic, is not that.

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