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11/27/13 - LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday. He is expected to play against the Rams.
10/22/13 - LB Aldon Smith could return to the 49ers at some point this season; something that has appeared to be in jeopardy at times since he left the team to enter a substance-abuse treatment facility. The 49ers are expected to meet with Smith during the bye week following their trip to London this week, according to CSNBayArea.com. "I hear things are going very well," coach Jim Harbaugh said of Smith's rehab.
10/13/13 - The San Francisco 49ers are not depending on linebacker Aldon Smith to come back to the team this season, according to ESPN.
Smith is on indefinite leave from the team because he is receiving treatment for substance abuse at an in-patient rehabilitation facility after a DUI arrest in September.
He is also facing three felony charges of possessing illegal assault weapons stemming from a 2012 party at his home.
The 49ers believe Smith has a significant amount of work to do to turn his life around before returning to the football field. The team hopes the 24-year-old will benefit from the help he is receiving so that he can salvage his life and career.
09/23/13 - OLB Aldon Smith was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list Monday.
Smith was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI. He started Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. He flew to a treatment center Monday, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk. It is not clear where he headed, but he will spend the next several weeks getting treatment.
"Aldon Smith is taking a leave of absence to address a personal matter," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "The 49ers organization both respects and supports Aldon's decision and commends him for taking responsibility for his actions. The long-term well-being of our players is paramount and we will stand by Aldon as he works toward addressing this issue. Due to the private nature of the matter, we will have no further comment."
Smith is out indefinitely, starting with Thursday's game at St. Louis.
09/20/13 - OLB Aldon Smith was arrested Friday morning for suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession after he was involved in a crash, according to the Santa Clara County Sherriff's Department.
Smith was the driver in a single-vehicle accident, according to San Jose Police. Nobody was injured in the crash. He was arrested at 7 a.m.
"At some point, they did a breath sample and it was over the limit," San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said. "He was not injured, and it does not appear as if anybody else was in the vehicle with him. And there were no other involved vehicles or reported injuries."
The Bay Area News Group reported that marijuana and pills were also found in the car Smith was driving when he crashed into a tree. He also reportedly had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.15.
An NFL spokesman told the Bay Area News Group that such an arrest could result in a suspension, per league policy.
Smith's bail was $5,250, according to the Sacramento Bee.
"The 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Aldon Smith. As we continue to gather information regarding this situation, we will have no further comment," the team said in a statement.