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Niners QB Smith has broken shoulder, won't play this season

Updated: September 10, 2008, 8:32 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Alex Smith's season is over with another shoulder injury. The high-priced quarterback's short career with the San Francisco 49ers is probably finished as well.

The 49ers put Smith on injured reserve Wednesday with a broken bone in his right shoulder. The top pick in the 2005 draft probably will require more surgery on the joint that limited him to seven games last season.

Details of Smith's shoulder injury were first reported Saturday by ESPN's ...

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