Alex Smith will not be in any hurry to return to London.
Much of Smith's time this week will be spent under the care and observation of English doctors, as well as team trainers, as the 49ers try to get their starting quarterback ready to play Sunday against Denver.
Smith hurt his left shoulder on a third-quarter sack and will have his non-throwing arm in a sling while waiting to learn more about the injury. His status for Week 8 is very much in doubt.
Smith was not alone in suffering major shoulder injuries this week, although compared to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Smith caught a break. Romo appears to be out for the bulk of the remaining season after having his clavicle broken Monday night against the Giants.
Romo and Smith lead a long list of injured potential fantasy studs, some of whom may not be in the lineup for their respective teams this week. Here are the 10 biggest injury concerns going into Week 8.