|Aldon Smith placed on NFI list -- Mon Sep 23 6:35 pm --|
Checks into rehab facility; expected to miss a month
|A team source confirmed to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Aldon Smith has checked into rehab, as he was ineligible to be placed on non-football injury list (NFI) until he did so. Rapoport reports, per a team source, that Smith is expected to miss a month or so. The team will only bring him back when the doctors clear him. There is no minimum amount of time that Smith must stay on the NFI list. He can be activated as soon as he's deemed ready.
Smith was arrested on suspicion of DUI last Friday, his second such charge in the past two years. He reportedly also was stabbed at a house party he hosted in June 2012. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: A 49ers defense that has surrendered 84 points through three games will be without its best pass rusher indefinitely. "Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence to address a personal matter," Niners GM Trent Baalke said in a statement. Smith has 3.5 sacks in 2013 after recording 19.5 last season.