SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown complete in the particular minute quarter connected with Sunday's 24-24 tie resistant to the Rams although trying to play by using unreadable vision prior to forthcoming out having a concussion.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that will Smith attached having Michael Crabtree five represents after he / she started out experiencing blurred perspective with a 1-yard keeper earlier in the next quarter. Six performs earlier, they acquired used your vicious hit from St. Louis linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar.
Smith scrambled to help his quit and going that will downfall in advance of resorting when Dunbar became your ex in the again in the the neck and throat using 1:10 eventually left in the first quarter. He briefly chose their experience disguise plus grimaced nevertheless stayed within the game.
''He mentioned he or she possessed the actual blurred ideas following the particular quarterback sneak,'' Harbaugh said. ''There's no telling. Did this previous struck contribute? I will not know. I do not find out Alex knows regarding sure, either.''
Second-year backup Colin Kaepernick entered for the subsequent unpleasant collection once your hurried comfortable up. Because No. several quarterback Scott Tolzien was inactive, huge phone as well as specific coaches and teams player Kyle Williams might have stepped in with quarterback in a great emergency.
Harbaugh portrayed concern along at the believed your 28-year-old Smith played through a number of concussion symptoms.
''Yeah, that is something, an individual do not really want your ex out there along with fuzzy vision,'' Harbaugh said. ''We talked about it. What he / she depicted had been this individual arrived up from this sneak in addition to this individual had unreadable ideas and your dog were feeling this it would proceed away. He came up to the particular sideline along with sat affordable along with felt it could go aside and it didn't. He said he / she had confused prospect that is certainly when we manufactured this move.''
Harbaugh mentioned the QB improved right away in addition to would observe a neurologist later on Monday. His reputation is actually not yet determined to get up coming Monday night's activity contrary to the Bears is definitely uncertain.
''Rather as compared with speculate, we could allow it to sadly engage in out,'' Harbaugh said. ''There's some sort of further evolvement as well as opinions who have to help be experienced just before we'll actually know anyway. . He's accomplishing considerably better, had a superb nighttime slumber past night, signs and symptoms have been confident today. He'll be visiting considering the neurologist later this kind of evening that will possibly be your next step.''
Harbaugh, himself a 15-year NFL quarterback throughout his / her day, information they experienced several concussions for the duration of his enjoying career. He values the particular amplified awareness in addition to critical NFL remain within the issue.
''I imagine it's really a major point involving emphasis,'' Harbaugh said. ''I do not own a professional medical degree. I'm comfortable in the manner the doctors, specially each of our doctors, his or her idea that and their own specialist opinion.''
Tolzien may just be named upon to perform more with practice this particular 7 days because the NFC West-leading Niners (6-2-1) prepare to get Chicago's go to to help Candlestick Park in prime time.
''There's a chance he or she may possibly have a lot more reps,'' Harbaugh said, unable to imagine on Smith's status. ''Well, certainly, Dr. Harbaugh won't be qualifying, quantifying that.''