In this handout image provided by the NFL, Justin Smith of the San Francisco 49ers poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) - San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman
Justin Smith has a partially torn left triceps, according to the Sacramento
Smith suffered the injury in a Week 15 win over the New England Patriots and
hasn't practiced since. The report states that the injury will likely require
surgery in the offseason, but Smith and the 49ers are hoping he can play
through the pain.
The 33-year-old Smith, who was voted to his fourth straight Pro Bowl on
Wednesday, has 66 tackles and three sacks in 14 games this season.
The 49ers sit first in the NFC West with a 10-4-1 record. They can earn a
first-round bye with a win Sunday at home against Arizona coupled with a loss
by the Packers in Minnesota.
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