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Eric Reid, Torrey Smith discuss injury status two months before offseason workout program

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The 49ers return to team activities in April, and two notable players discussed their respective injury statuses.

The San Francisco 49ers do not return for formal team activities until the offseason workout program in April, but in the meantime, we did get some injury updates. Some current players were on hand for Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch’s introductory press conference. After it ended, a few of them met with the media to discuss the hiring, and where thing stand for them. We heard from NaVorro Bowman about his status, but Eric Reid and Torrey Smith also chimed in.

Reid suffered a torn biceps in Week 11 against the New England Patriots. He told ESPN’s Nick Wagoner that he visited with his doctor on Wednesday, “and was told that if there was a game this week, he'd be able to practice.” Reid said his only limitation at this point is that he can’t do any weightlifting where the palm of his hand is facing down. I don’t do much (or any) in the way of weight-lifting, so I can’t say what that means. Anybody here have thoughts on that?

Reid said he expects to be ready when the offseason workout program gets here, saying, "By the time OTAs come, it will be a thing of the past.”

He is likely to be joined by Torrey Smith. The 49ers wide receiver told Wagoner that he is fully clear of concussion symptoms, and will be ready to go when offseason program begins. He missed the final three games of the season following a concussion in Week 14 against the New York Jets. That’s an extensive amount of time, but given that the 49ers were 1-12 after that game, there was no point in rushing him back to the field.