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Smith to try throwing drills this week in practice

Updated: December 4, 2007, 5:48 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Still facing the possibility of season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Alex Smith is scheduled to go through some light throwing drills Wednesday and Thursday, and doctors will then re-evaluate him by the end of the week.

It was expected that Smith would be re-examined early this week, either by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews or 49ers team orthopedist Dr. Tim McAdams, in an attempt to reach some clarity about the condition ...

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