Monday, September 23, 2013

Aldon Smith is en route to rehab facility

Last night, Peter King reported that 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will enter a rehab facility early this week.

Per a league source, Smith already is on his way.

It’s unclear where Smith is headed, but he’s flying to the facility at which he’ll spend the next several weeks.

“He needs massive support,” another league source said of Smith.

The Pro Bowler also will be receiving significant support from the NFLPA, which we’re told has been monitoring the situation very closely.  With the Niners placing Smith on the non-football illness list, the first question the NFLPA will be exploring is whether the organization will continue to pay Smith during his indefinite leave of absence.

Technically, the 49ers don’t have to pay Smith.  It would be a surprise if they don’t.

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