Injury report: Justin Smith has not practiced this week

Smith: 'It's playoff time. It's win-or-go-home'

Injury report: Justin Smith has not practiced this week
January 1, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Justin Smith didn't record any tackles against the Cardinals and hasn't practiced in anticipation of the Packers game. (AP)

SANTA CLARA – Carlos Rogers did not practice Wednesday and remains questionable for the 49ers’ NFC playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Coach Jim Harbaugh did not disclose how the 49ers will compensate for Rogers, if the veteran is unable to play.

[RELATED: Rogers sits out practice with hamstring strain]

“I wouldn’t get into that at this point,” Harbaugh said before practice. “There’ll be a challenge there for those players that would be backing up Carlos in this game or playing in this game.

“(For) the players that are involved, it’s a great opportunity and a challenge. And, we’ll go out there today on the practice field and that has a tendency to kind of scream to you, ‘Play me, count on me in this game,’ or ‘Don’t count on me.’ So, I’m excited about it. I’m excited to see that.”

Rogers has started every game since signing with the 49ers in 2011. Tarell Brown and Tramaine Brock would start on Sunday if Rogers is unavailable. Eric Wright would take over as the third cornerback.

Perrish Cox would be in line to be the 49ers’ dime back. The only other cornerback on the 53-man roster is rookie Darryl Morris.

Center Jonathan Goodwin and defensive end Justin Smith did not practice. Both veteran players do not typically practice on Wednesdays. Goodwin and Smith are scheduled to practice on Thursday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday that four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out for Sunday's game after undergoing surgery last week to repair a broken thumb.

49ers practice report
Wednesday
Did not participate in practice
WR Jon Baldwin (illness), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)
Limited participation
LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Full participation
LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), RB Frank Gore (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee)

[RELATED: Veteran Wright ready to step in wherever he's needed]

Packers status report
Wednesday
Out (definitely will not play)
LB Clay Matthews (thumb)
Did not participate in practice
DE Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (foot)
Limited participation

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