The San Francisco 49ers ruled veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith out for Sunday's road game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Smith didn't sound like he would be able to return to action a week removed from him sustaining a concussion against the New York Jets. The 49ers made if official on Friday before departing to Atlanta.
"Odds of me playing are probably slim," the 49ers wideout said on Thursday. "It probably wouldn't look too good, being as I was knocked out anyway."
The 49ers other injury report notes include five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Staley being listed as doubtful to play. Staley missed the Jets game, leaving Zane Beadles to be Colin Kaepernick's blind-side protector.
As for Atlanta, the Falcons will be without star receiver Julio Jones, per head coach Dan Quinn. Jones leads the NFL with 1,253 receiving yards, but he'll miss a second consecutive game with a nagging toe injury.
Smith's goal is to be back on the field for the final two games of the regular season.
"You never want to go into something and your health is at risk," Smith cautioned. "It's something you want to be smart with. I have two kids, so you kind of thing long-term on things like that. I don't think it's worth rushing it back. Even if we were in contention for the playoffs or whatever, I would still try to be as smart as possible. You trust the guys that are here. I'll end up being all right."
In the meantime, Smith can take solace in him leading a social media voting challenge to raise $25,000 for his Torrey Smith Family Fund.
The wideout spoke about the importance of the voting competition and how he's been floored to see so many people flood their timelines with "#TSmithWPMOYChallenge."
Take a look at his quotes below: