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WhoDat!656 11-19-2012 02:07 PM

Niners officially scratch Alex Smith
 
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It’s official.

49ers coach Alex Smith won’t play on Monday night against the Bears.

The team announced the decision on Monday, explaining that the team’s
I hope he plays next week against the Saints so there will be no excuses from the whiner faithful when we spank dat a$$!!

medical director and concussion expert, Dr. Dan Garza, made the determination.

It’s still unclear whether Smith reported concussion symptoms, or whether he failed the team’s “contact” test. The 49ers use the “contact” test for every player who has suffered a concussion (contrary to a recent report that one player wasn’t required to pass a “contact” test), subjecting the player to simulated game contact to the head and monitoring him for symptoms in lieu of securing clearance and then having the player suffer concussion symptoms in a game.

Some other team’s use the “contact” test, but it’s not required. In this case, the end result of the team’s analysis is that Smith will be required to not play.

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Tobias-Reiper 11-19-2012 03:17 PM

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"Contact test". So, basically, they take a guy who just had a concussion, and hit them in the head and see if the concussion comes back? :)

WhoDat!656 11-19-2012 03:21 PM

Re: Niners officially scratch Alex Smith
 
Can we get Rickey Jackson to administer the test?

Rugby Saint II 11-19-2012 04:29 PM

Re: Niners officially scratch Alex Smith
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper (Post 458331)
"Contact test". So, basically, they take a guy who just had a concussion, and hit them in the head and see if the concussion comes back? :)

That's the same thing I was thinking.
It sounds like a job for a bounty hunter.


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