Smith Reportedly Has a Broken Shoulder


The career of former first overall pick Alex Smith of the 49’ers is already in doubt, but it may be even more today as there is a report that he has a fracture in his shoulder. The Sacramento Bee is reporting it’s a fracture of the coracoid process, which is a bone in the shoulder.

The story is its a bone that is rarely broken, and is usually corrected with surgery and the insertion of pins. Now remember that Smith first hurt the shoulder simply throwing, which leads one to believe that he had a pre-existing condition that flared up recently.

No matter, J.T. O’Sullivan is already the starter for the Niners, and Smith simply can have the surgery if he chooses, and the backup job can go to Shaun Hill.

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