San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has taken some time away from the team to enter a rehab facility and try to defeat his own personal demons and there was no timetable for his return. However in a recent interview 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said that the team is hopeful Smith could return soon.

“Our ultimate goal hasn’t changed: help Aldon get back to a place he feels comfortable and move forward in a positive manner” Baalke said via Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group. “… We’re obviously hopeful [for a return after the bye]. At the same time we’re prepared for either outcome.”