Even though he is not even playing this weekend because of his suspension, Rocky Bernard's effect is still being felt.
Apparently, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith re-injured the shoulder that Bernard initially injured when Bernard squashed him last year.
Smith was not starting for San Francisco; that was going to be J.T. O'Sullivan, eh laddie. But given O'Sullivan's history, I was of the mind that Mike Nolan eventually was going to have to go to Smith. Now, the Niners will have to wait to see how serious this injury is. Smith is consulting with Dr. James Andrews -- the same fellow who did the surgery on Deion Branch's knee -- on what to do now.