Alex Smith injury: 49ers QB should be good to go

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The 49ers Alex Smith injured the middle finger on his throwing hand in last week's 45-3 win over the Buffalo Bills, but it shouldn't keep him out of Sunday's NFC Championship game rematch against the New York Giants.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith should be ready to play in the team's Week 7 game against the New York Giants, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.

The eight-year veteran was at the 49ers practice facility on Monday -- a players' day off -- and showed no ill effects of an injured middle finger on his throwing hand.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh showed a bit of concern about the injury to his starting quarterback's throwing in his Monday press conference, but cited Smith's toughness as a reason to be optimistic.

"Alex is . . . it's well-documented how tough he is. He talks about it not being a big deal. We'll see."

Smith threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns in the 49ers 45-3 win over the Buffalo Bills in Week 5.

Kickoff for the rematch of last year's NFC Championship is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. PT at Candlestick Park and the game will be televised on FOX.

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