San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was once again limited at practice Thursday as he continues to recover from a concussion he sustained last weekend, while wide receiver Mario Manningham (shoulder) and running back Frank Gore (rib/wrist) were full participants in practice.
Smith continued to sport his black jersey at practice, which signals no-contact. This is viewed as an initial step in returning to the field Monday night against the Chicago Bears. If he continues progressing as he had so far this week it looks like Smith will be able to suit up for the 49ers.
San Francisco doesn’t have any players that have been ruled out for Monday’s game, and other than Smith only cornerback Chris Culliver (shoulder) was limited at practice yesterday. All others listed on the team’s injury report, including Gore and Manningham, were full participants.