The San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers released their Thursday practice participation reports, and there are no new surprises. Carlos Rogers remains listed as a DNP in practice, which does not bode well for his chances to play on Sunday. He has one more day of practice in which he could return, but his comments at practice give us some insight:
Carlos Rogers is sprinting but no side-to-side yet. Said if he pulls hamstring again his year is over. Doesn't sound like he'll play Sunday.— Bay Area Sports Guy (@BASportsGuy) January 9, 2014
If the 49ers can beat the Panthers, I could see him pushing to play against the Seattle Seahawks (assuming they beat the New Orleans Saints). The Super Bowl is obviously "bigger" but there is something to be said for beating the Seahawks in the NFC title game. And if he blew out the hamstring in that game, such is life I suppose. Of course, this all requires the 49ers to first win this Sunday!
Demarcus Dobbs improved to limited participation in practice. I suspect we see him listed as questionable on Friday, but playing on Sunday. Other than Dobbs, everybody else was a full participant on Thursday.
49ers injury report
Did not participation: CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring)
Limited participation: DT Demarcus Dobbs (knee, shoulder)
Full participation: C Jonathan Goodwin (not injury related), DT Justin Smith (shoulder), LB Navorro Bowman (wrist), WR Michael Crabtree (wrist), RB Frank Gore (knee), LB Dan Skuta (foot)
Panthers injury report
Limited participation: DT Colin Cole (calf), WR Steve Smith (knee)
Full participation: TE Ben Hartsock (knee), S Quintin Mikell (thumb), RB Jonathan Stewart (knee)
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