Quarterback Alex Smith spoke to reporters about his shoulder injury upon taking the field for pregame warmups. Smith is inactive for the game after being added to the injury report on Saturday as doubtful with an injury to his surgically repaired shoulder.
"It was on a throw," said Smith. "Kind of gradual and then I definitely felt something on a throw."
Smith said he tried a few more throws afterwards but that it was "pretty painful."
Although Chris Mortenson of ESPN reported that the injury is a stress fracture, Smith said he's still waiting to find out. MRI's were done on Friday night and the former-first round pick said he expects to know more on Monday as Dr. Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama should have the films by then to study.
He said Andrews will then consult with the 49ers to determine a course of action.
Asked if the shoulder is season ending, he responded, "Don"t know. The goal is to find out tomorrow."
Smith said the injury is not related to the hit he took last year from Seattle's defensive tackle Rocky Bernard that originally dislocated his shoulder.
"No, that would have shown up on the films by now."