PFT: Alex Smith getting second opinion on head injury

November 13, 2012, 11:30 pm
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49ers quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday. And while its unclear whether hell be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to action on Monday night against the Bears, a league source tells PFT that Smith is seeking a second opinion.Its unclear what impact, if any, a second opinion would have on the assessment of an independent neurologist. Given the somewhat subjective nature of the ultimate assessment of a guys symptoms, however, a second opinion that points toward a mild concussion or no concussion at all could influence the independent neurologists assessments.Smith has every reason to try to get back on the field. If Smith doesnt play and if Colin Kaepernickplays well on a national stage, Alex Smith could be the sports worlds next Wally Pipp.

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