Santa Clara, CA (Sports Network) - The San Francisco 49ers are expected to
have Pro Bowl defensive lineman Justin Smith available for Saturday's NFC
Divisional Playoff showdown with the Green Bay Packers, with the team
declaring the veteran standout probable on the final injury report.
Smith sat out San Francisco's final two regular-season contests with a
reportedly partially torn triceps, but was able to practice on a limited basis
throughout the week. The 33-year-old had never missed a game due to injury
over his first 11 NFL seasons.
Smith was selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl this season after
accumulating 66 tackles and three sacks over 14 games.
The NFC West champion 49ers listed all 13 players on Friday's report as
probable, a group that also includes linebackers Patrick Willis, NaVorro
Bowman and Aldon Smith -- all of whom were mentioned with shoulder ailments.
Safety Dashon Goldson (shoulder), cornerbacks Carlos Rogers (knee) and Tarell
Brown (shoulder), guard Mike Iupati (shoulder) and fullback Bruce Miller
(shoulder) are all probable as well.
San Francisco had an opening-round bye last week after earning the NFC's No. 2
seed with an 11-4-1 record.
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