San Francisco 49ers’ cornerback Carlos Rogers injured his hamstring in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
Several sources are calling it a hamstring strain for now, but Rogers is expected to undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of the damage and his availability for the 49ers’ playoff game at the Green Bay Packers.
Rogers serves as a starter for San Francisco opposite Tramaine Brock. Losing him would undoubtedly create a challenge – both skill and depth wise – as the 49ers take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay passing attack.
Tarell Brown has served as a starter in the past and would most likely step in for Rogers if he is unable to go or is limited by the ailment.
According to the Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman, Rogers has never suffered from such an injury before so the corner was unclear as to the extent of the problem.
#49ers CB Carlos Rogers said he's never had hamstring pull before so doesn't know extent of today's injury. MRI Monday. Felt fine standing
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) December 30, 2013
San Francisco ranks 4th in the NFL against the pass this season (209.1 yard per game) but have had some difficulty lately. They gave up 407 yards to the interception-prone Carson Palmer in today’s win and didn’t fare much better the week before against Matt Ryan in the Candlestick Park finale.
It’s safe to say having all-hands-on-deck against Rodgers would be ideal.