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Vic Fangio: Carlos Rogers injury “not as bad” as feared

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The 49ers practiced without cornerback Carlos Rogers on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury, but the team is hoping he’ll be able to go on Thursday.

That was the word from defensive coordinator Vic Fangio when he met with the media before the practice session got underway. Fangio also said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, that the injury was “not as bad” as the team feared when Rogers went down in Week 17.

Rogers, who has started every game over the last three seasons, said earlier this week that he was taking things day by day and that he wasn’t ruling himself out. If he’s able to get through practice without further trouble from his hamstring, Rogers would stand a very good chance of starting yet another game for the 49ers this weekend.

Rogers sees a lot of time in the slot for the 49ers, a key position when facing the Packers because of how often Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson run plays from that position. If he can’t play, Eric Wright would likely be the next man up.

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5 Responses to “Vic Fangio: Carlos Rogers injury “not as bad” as feared”
  1. mvp43 says: Jan 2, 2014 3:50 PM

    -15 temp will be great for that hammy!

  2. dirtysouthniner says: Jan 2, 2014 4:00 PM

    Weather smeather! Its football,if we wanna play in the superbowl we gotta beat the pack. Hope Rodgers can go but id worry about the other Rodgers taking a hit in that cold weather!

  3. pjrhc says: Jan 2, 2014 4:00 PM

    This Pack fan hopes he’s healthy and can go wide open. No excuses for either team, despite our weak record… best team wins.

  4. adderal says: Jan 2, 2014 6:48 PM

    I don’t think the drop from Rodgers to Wright is great. 49ers don’t have shutdown corners just good system corners. If the pass rush is there they look great, if not they look exposed. Its been that way through this run of success.

    Im still lost as to where the “whiner” tag comes from besides it looks cute. I havnt heard a single player or coach complain about having to travel to Green Bay even though they have a better record. Just seems like something a “whiner” would do.

  5. uplate5301 says: Jan 3, 2014 2:19 AM

    Rogers didn’t practice Thursday either, and Maiocco said Wright limped off the field half-way through practice and didn’t return. Not good. We may be seeing Parish Cox out there Sunday.

    As to the Packer claim that the cold is going to give them some kind of a major advantage, to paraphrase Kaepernick, “If cold is your game plan, I hope you have another one.”

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