Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that 49ers QB Alex Smith actually suffered a concussion during the teams overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
This bit of news comes as a surprise to a lot of people as Alex Smith finished the game and showed no viable signs of being concussed.
“Tough son of a gun,” said head coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday. “He was making some big-time plays. I think we talked about it after each of these games, definitely watch the tape and see the same thing. Pleased with the way Alex is playing and we definitely want to play better. He wants to, we want to, and that goes for all positions on the offensive side of the ball, and include coaching in that. We’re striving to do it all better.”
Smith passed the required neurological examinations and returned to the practice field on Thursday which is a good sign that he’ll be under center for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.