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Smith out Sunday vs. Ravens but won't need surgery on separated shoulder

Updated: October 1, 2007, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Although Alex Smith probably will miss more than one game after separating his right shoulder, the San Francisco quarterback is sticking with the best-case scenario until he hears something worse.

Smith definitely won't play in the 49ers' next game against Baltimore after getting hurt on the third play of their 23-3 loss to Seattle on Sunday. The Niners have a bye next week, and Smith is cautiously optimistic he'll be back after that -- but given the injury's ...

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