Concussion To Sideline Smith For Monday Night Matchup With Bears

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49ers quarterback Alex Smith throws a pass during the NFL season opener against the Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wis. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) – Jay Cutler, the Bears’ starting quarterback, is already out for Monday night against the 49ers, a game which airs locally at 5:30 p.m. on CBS 5. And his San Francisco counterpart, Alex Smith, is set to join him on the sideline, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms.

Smith, like Cutler, suffered a concussion in Week 10. Smith, unlike Cutler, doesn’t have a history with concussions and was listed as questionable for Monday night’s showdown. He has not been cleared and will not play against Chicago, as first reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.

Instead, Colin Kaepernick will square off against Bears backup Jason Campbell in a matchup that now features two of the best defenses in the NFL — and two backup quarterbacks.

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