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Justin Smith has torn triceps

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01:41 PM ET 12.27 | San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith has been out of action since Dec. 16, and according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, it's because the 12-year veteran has a partially torn triceps. Smith's injury came in the third quarter of the 49ers 41-34 win over the New England Patriots, as he pushed off an offensive lineman. The 49ers have already lost one player to a torn triceps this year, as outside linebacker Parys Haralson suffered the injury in a preseason game against the Denver Broncos and was placed on injured reserve. It is likely that Smith will require surgery to repair the torn muscle, but both he and the team remain hopeful that that he'll be able to play through the pain and be on the field for the 49ers in the playoffs.

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December 27, 2012  01:51 PM ET

Too bad.

December 27, 2012  02:24 PM ET

I sure hope someone is looking into the number of injuries this year

December 27, 2012  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I sure hope someone is looking into the number of injuries this year

Seems to me there have been more serious muscle injuries in the past few years than ever before. Probably steroid related.

December 27, 2012  04:23 PM ET

Tough break for Smith and the Niners. They'll miss him in the playoffs.

December 27, 2012  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Tough break for Smith and the Niners. They'll miss him in the playoffs.

Yeah... Damn shame.

 
December 27, 2012  07:07 PM ET

Damn! As John Wayne said in "The Longest Day" Tape it up, and tape it good! sorta anyways ;-)

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