According to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, RE Justin Smith (triceps) has "made improvements," and "seems ready."
"God willing and the creek don't rise, he's going to play," Harbaugh said of Smith's prospects of suiting up against the Packers. As only Harbaugh ' or perhaps Jim Irsay ' could put it. It's now clear Smith is going to play this weekend, but how his triceps will respond to the double teams he's used to commanding is very much up in the air. We'd expect the Packers to run the ball right at Smith early and often in the first quarter Saturday.