Friday, March 15, 2013

Aldon Smith had labrum surgery


Outside linebacker Aldon Smith had surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder earlier in the offseason, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

The 23-year-old Smith recorded an NFC-high 19.5 sacks last season, but none after Dec. 9 — a six-game span that included the playoffs. He was on the injury report with a shoulder injury in the 49ers’ last nine games (six regular-season, three postseason).

Per Rapoport, the labrum is the shoulder injury that was listed on the injury report and that Smith played with down the stretch, and there isn’t a set schedule for his return.

At the Super Bowl, Smith chalked up his late-season struggles getting sacks to drawing more attention from the opposition.

In February, he told the San Jose Mercury News that the injury was a “bad stinger.”

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