Smith leaves early with concussion

November 11, 2012, 10:32 pm
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Quarterback Alex Smith was removed from Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams in the second quarter with a concussion.
Team doctors huddled around Smith on the sideline as Colin Kaepernick entered the game with the 49ers trailing 14-7 in the middle of the second quarter.
Smith took a huge hit from Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar at the beginning of a 12-play series. Dunbar hit Smith at the end of a 4-yard run. Dunbar hit Smith in the back of his right shoulder. Smith remained in the game and hit Michael Crabtree on a 14-yard touchdown pass. Smith completed 7 of 8 passes for 72 yards.