SANTA CLARA -- Defensive lineman Justin Smith said Wednesday that his left arm is holding up well despite the partially torn left triceps tendon he has played with in the 49ers' two playoff wins.
"It's feeling all right, feeling pretty good," Smith said after taking part in the team's scaled-back practice.
Smith and his teammates practiced for the first time since winning the NFC Championship game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons to clinch a berth in the Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
This marks the first Super Bowl for Smith in his 12-year NFL career. He hasn't even attended one.
"I figured if I ever go, I could go when I was done playing, but I wanted to go as a player," Smith said. "To get that opportunity now is going to be awesome."
Smith and the 49ers aren't content just being in the Super Bowl, he said. The goal now is the same as it was at the beginning of the season.
"We got to bring this thing home," Smith said, "because these don't come every year. It's going to be tough to keep this type of team together, as well, so we feel the pressure to get it done, and get it done now."
Smith spent his first seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals without coming close to reaching a Super Bowl. The 49ers lost to the Giants in the NFC Championship game last season.
Just lasting as long as he has in a demanding sport is satisfying enough, Smith said. He views winning a Super Bowl as the capper to his career, not something he needs to consider his career a success.
"I'm just happy to play as long as I did," Smith said, "and an opportunity to be in the Super Bowl game and hopefully come out on top is real exciting."
"We have faith in Dave," Smith said. "Dave's the kicker, and he was one of the main reasons we got as far as we did last year. He's done well this year, and we have all the confidence in him in the world."
Akers missed his lone field-goal attempt against the Falcons and has missed 14 of his 44 attempts in 18 games. Last season, he converted 44 of 52 in the regular season and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
Brooks suffered his injury against the Falcons, but he finished the game without difficulty. Celek said his foot injury is chronic.
Linebacker Aldon Smith (shoulder) and fullback Bruce Miller (shoulder) practiced in their regular jerseys after spending the past month or so in black, non-contact jerseys. However, cornerback Tarell Brown and backup defensive tackle Will Tukuafu still wore black jerseys, as they have for the past month or so.
Justin Smith and left offensive tackle Joe Staley practiced at full strength.
On the Friday before the Super Bowl, a joint news conference is scheduled with Harbaugh and his brother John, the Ravens head coach, in the final media obligation for both teams.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that a law enforcement source said two other women had joined Crabtree, 25, and another woman at a party in a room at the W Hotel in downtown San Francisco. The two women disputed the third woman's allegation that Crabtree had sexually assaulted her, the Chronicle reported.
A spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department said Wednesday morning that detectives were still working the case, which was announced Friday evening, after the team had left for the NFC Championship game in Atlanta. She also declined to comment on the Chronicle report.
An official at the W Hotel declined to comment on the allegation when contacted by Bay Area News Group on Saturday. Several employees at the hotel said they were not aware of members of the 49ers partying at the hotel in the early-morning hours of Jan. 13, when the alleged incident happened.
Staff writer Daniel M. Jimenez contributed to this report.