San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith left Friday's exhibition game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter with only a bruised hip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Smith left the locker room on two support canes, but coach Jim Harbaugh said the preliminary indication was that Smith would not miss much time.
Smith was injured while lunging for Vikings running back Toby Gerhart with 5:07 left in the first quarter of the 49ers 17-6 win. Smith stayed in the game for one play before limping to the sideline and dropping to the ground on his back. He was later carted to the locker room before halftime.
Smith had 14 sacks as a rookie for San Francisco last year. He is a projected starter on the outside after being a third-down specialist last year.