San Francisco, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The San Franciso 49ers activated Aldon Smith from the non-football illness list although coach Jim Harbaugh declined to give a possible return date.
Smith was in the team headquarters on Wednesday and spoke to Harbaugh.
“I think the prudent thing to do is look at it day-to-day and have a goal of having a great day,” said Harbaugh, who noted that Smith looks great.
The 49ers have a bye in Week 9, allowing the situation to get sorted out.
Many are presuming that Smith is expected to play on Nov. 10 when the 49ers host the Panthers at Candlestick Park.
The All Pro outside linebacker Smith missed five games while spending about a month in an in-patient treatment facility to address a substance abuse problem.
Smith could face NFL discipline stemming from his two DUI arrests since January 2012, and three felony weapons charges.
The weapons charges stem from a June 2012 house party hosted by the 24-year-old Smith where he was stabbed and two others were shot, and deputies later found a cache of assault rifles, magazines and ammunition.
He turned himself in Tuesday at 6:51 p.m., and then bailed out at $75,000.
It’s believed that any suspension wouldn’t be served until the 2014 season to allow the legal process to play out.
Smith played in San Francisco’s first three games of this season, picking up 18 total tackles and a team-leading 4.5 sacks.