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Aldon Smith will enter in-patient facility to undergo rehab


As expected, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will undergo rehab for substance abuse.

Peter King of and Football Night in America reports that Smith will enter an in-patient facility early this week.

Which explains why his locker is empty. Which also explains why the team has announced he won’t be playing on Thursday night against the Rams.

Many in-patient rehab programs last 28 days. It’s unclear how long Smith will be away from the team.