49ers Blog and Q&A

News, notes and reader questions about the San Francisco 49ers

December 11, 2007
Smith to head to Birmingham for surgery

Alex Smith will have surgery on Thursday and noted orthopedic surgeon James Andrews will perform the procedure. The recovery period is 10 to 12 weeks, meaning that if all goes well Smith should be throwing again by the time the 49ers begin their spring minicamps. Will he be making those throws in a 49ers’ uniform? Wow. It’s a question that would have seemed absurd six months ago but one that is now very real. I’ll have lots more on the uneasy relationship between Mike Nolan and Alex Smith and the Yorks’ big, big decision later today …



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Watch Bee news, lifestyle videos | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying

Categories


November 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Monthly Archives


Ask a question

Please use the form below to submit your question. Because there is a 100-word limit for questions, a word counter is located directly beneath the box where you enter the your question.

Name:
City:
 State:
E-mail:

49ers Question:

Your letter contains of 100 words allowed.  Count words


Your IP Address has been recorded as 152.52.255.247 and will be included with this submission.