Apparently, the creek has not, in fact, risen.
The 49ers appear to be as healthy as anyone’s going to be this time of year, and defensive tackle Justin Smith has been given the go-ahead to return to action.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Smith and the other 12 players on the 49ers injury report are all listed as probable, meaning a virtual certainty that they’ll play Saturday night against the Packers.
Smith, who suffered a partially torn left triceps tendon on Dec. 16 and hasn’t played since, has been cleared to return after limited practice this week.
How effective he’ll be remains to seen. But if he’s on the field at all, it should help outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who has been nearly invisible in his bodyguard’s absence.