San Francisco 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers had an MRI on his hamstring on Monday and his status for the Wild Card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers is unknown.
Rogers injured his hamstring in the regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. He left the game late in the win over Arizona and did not return. The 49ers signed some insurance on Monday by inking cornerback Perrish Cox to a one-year deal.
If Rogers cannot go against the Packers he would be replaced by Tramaine Brock as the starter, while Eric Wright will likely take over at the nickel cornerback position. With the weather in Green Bay expected to be 20 degrees and below and a chance of snow, Rogers will likely not be activated for the game. He will test his hamstring at practice on Wednesday to determine whether or not he will be a go.
Here is an excerpt from Jim Harbaugh’s press conference on Monday afternoon talking about Rogers’ injury.
Just, health-wise, how did you come out of yesterday’s game, specifically CB Carlos Rogers?
[Harbaugh] “Carlos is getting an MRI.”
Will you have to sign anybody as an insurance policy?
“We signed [CB] Perrish Cox.”
You did? And, what was the corresponding move?
“We had an opening. [WR] Mario Manningham was on IR last week.”
Was that a reflection of possibly how serious Rogers’ injury is?
“Once we saw Perrish was released we knew we were going to make that move, before the game.”
If Carlos is out, who slides into that slot-cornerback position?
“[CB] Eric [Wright].
How’s he played so far?
“I think he’s done good.”