Fangio: Rogers injury better than originally feared
Eric Wright sustained a hamstring injury during Thursday's practice as the 49ers prepare to face the Packers Sunday in Green Bay. (AP)
SANTA CLARA – Cornerback Eric Wright, who was in line to replace Carlos Rogers as the 49ers’ nickel back, was limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury of his own.
Wright apparently sustained the injury during Thursday’s practice as the 49ers prepared for Sunday’s NFC playoff game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Rogers is questionable with a right hamstring strain that kept him out of practices Wednesday and Thursday. Rogers sustained the injury in the 49ers' regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals. And, now, Wright’s status for Sunday’s game is questionable, too.
Before Wright was injured, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said cornerback Perrish Cox could share playing time with Wright against the Packers’ slot receivers if Rogers were unavailable. Cox could be in line to see significant playing time if Wright is not 100 percent.
The 49ers re-signed Cox on Monday after the Seattle Seahawks released him last week. Cox saw action in two games with Seattle. Cox played in the first nine games of the season with the 49ers. He was released on Nov. 12 to make room for Wright, who was activated off the non-football illness list.
49ers practice report
Did not participate in practice
CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring)
LB Dan Skuta (foot), CB Eric Wright (hamstring)
WR Jon Baldwin (illness), LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), CB Tarell Brown (ribs), C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), RB Frank Gore (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), DT Justin Smith (shoulder)