49ers RE Justin Smith admitted Wednesday he's risking a full tear of his triceps by suiting up for the playoffs.
"It's like anything, if it's half-torn or whatever, it could tear the rest of the way," Smith said. "I'm not really concerned about it." Smith played 55-of-60 snaps against the Packers on Saturday, and expects to be "even better" against the Falcons. It will be impossible for Smith to play at his peak effectiveness before he gets a chance to heal up, but he'll remain a major asset up front as long as he's drawing double teams.