On Wednesday, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was cleared to practice after suffering a concussion against the Rams on Sunday. On Thursday, Smith returned to practice, on a limited basis.
Then again, practice for a quarterback is always limited, given that quarterbacks always wear no-touch red jerseys.
Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Smith appears to be on track to return to action Monday night against the Bears. That said, the return of any concussion symptoms — headache, dizziness, blurred vision, etc. — could get Smith shut down for Week 11.
Often, a player who is diagnosed with a concussion misses at least one game. Plenty, however, don’t miss a game. For Smith, who surely doesn’t want to give Colin Kaepernick a chance to ignite a quarterback controversy, the starting quarterback likely will be reporting no symptoms of a concussion in the coming days.
Even if Smith experiences them.