To quote John McEnroe: YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS!!!
Apparently Shaun Hill is having back spasms after taking some vicious hits last week against Tampa Bay. He missed one play after one such hit, before returning with a touchdown pass. Currently Hill is listed as questionable for the 49ers season finale against the Cleveland Browns. The good news though?
"I've done that before," he said. "That's part of life as a backup quarterback anyway. I'll get mental reps."
On Wednesday Hill was treated with ice and electrical stimulation and was on "more machines in there than I know the names of. We're doing all we can to settle it down."
Apparently the spasms developed late in the second quarter and had to have been aggravated by the big helmet-first hit from rookie Gaines Adams in the third quarter (for which a flag was thrown).
For now, Chris Weinke has been getting the first-team reps while Hill gets his back worked over. If Hill is inactive this Sunday, Weinke will start and Drew Olson will be activated off the practice squad. Personally, I'd expect Hill to make the start, but lord only knows how this will play out. This season has seen one crazy thing after another, so this would be an appropriate way to finish the year. Hopefully, this can be avoided.