SANTA CLARA -- Alex Smith doesn't think his sprained middle finger will be an issue when the 49ers host the New York Giants on Sunday.
"It's doing all right. It'll be fine," Smith said Wednesday. "I might tape it for support."
Wearing no splint or bandage, Smith fully participated in Wednesday's practice and showed no ill effects while throwing. He hurt his finger on his right, throwing hand after attempting his final pass in Sunday's 45-3 rout of the Buffalo Bills.
Coach Jim Harbaugh said his fears were alleviated when he saw Smith throw earlier this week, noting: "He says he's doing good, that it's not a big deal."
Meeting President Barack Obama, however, was a big deal Monday night for Smith, who attended a San Francisco fundraiser along with tight end Vernon Davis.
"Very cool. Huge honor," Smith said of fulfilling his childhood dream to meet a president. "He talked ball the whole time. He was down to earth. He knew what was going on with us and knew we'll be playing the Bears (on Nov. 19)."
Smith's sister Mackenzie works for the chair of the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. While Smith and his wife, Elizabeth, posed for pictures with Obama, Davis brought along his 5-year-old son, Jianni.
Davis met Obama earlier this year and even attended the White House correspondents' dinner in April. "I just support him and I like him," Davis said.
In the wake of the 49ers' franchise-record 621 yards against the Bills, Harbaugh said his players "outperformed" his expectations.
Coughlin spoke highly about all facets of the 49ers and says the Giants' first objective is to stop the 49ers' league-leading rushing attack: "Frank Gore is an outstanding player, they have an excellent offensive line, and they're doing the things they want to do: They run it, and they run it and they run it."