The San Francisco 49ers were hopeful that defensive back Carlos Rogers would suit up for their NFC Wild Card battle against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.
Rogers and the 49ers said the injury wasn’t as bad as feared but it’s still painful enough to keep Rogers out of action as it’s very unlikely Rogers will take the field:
Cornerback Carlos Rogers is not expected to play. After all, he did not practice all week. And in speaking with him late in the week, it was obvious he was not confident in his right hamstring holding up. He did not test it with any speed work while the team was in the warm weather of California. So there’s simply no way the 49ers would throw him out there with the temperature hovering around zero.
San Francisco’s secondary has been having problems all season – especially in recent weeks, which should bode well for Aaron Rodgers and the pass-happy Packers. Of course, in a game where temperatures are on pace to be listed along the coldest ever, that may not be as large as an advantage as normal.
Regardless, barring a last second change of heart, it does not appear Rogers will be participating.