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Harbaugh said the QB improved overnight and would see a neurologist later Monday. His status is unclear for next Monday night's game against the Bears is uncertain.
"Rather than speculate, we'll let it play out," Harbaugh said. "There's a progression and evaluations that have to be gone through before we'll really know anyway. ... He's doing much better, had a good night sleep last night, symptoms were positive today. He'll be visiting with the neurologist later this afternoon that will be the next step."
Harbaugh, himself a 15-year NFL quarterback in his day, figures he had multiple concussions during his playing career. He appreciates the increased awareness and serious NFL stand on the issue.
"I think it's a major point of emphasis," Harbaugh said. "I don't have a medical degree. I'm confident in the way the doctors, especially our doctors, their understanding of it and their professional opinion."
Tolzien could be called upon to do more in practice this week as the NFC West-leading Niners (6-2-1) prepare for Chicago's visit to Candlestick Park in prime time.
"There's a possibility he could get more reps," Harbaugh said, unwilling to guess on Smith's status. "Well, certainly, Dr. Harbaugh won't be qualifying, quantifying that."
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