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January 2, 2014
Hamstrung? Cornerback Wright added to injury report with hamstring injury

Eric Wright, whom the 49ers felt could step in at cornerback in Carlos Rogers can't play Sunday, now is dealing with his own hamstring injury. Wright was added to the team's injury report today after presumably suffering the injury in practice. He was listed as a limited participant. Wright was not on Wednesday's injury report.

Meanwhile, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio today said that Rogers' hamstring injury was not as severe as originally feared and the team is holding out hope that the veteran cornerback can play against the Packers. Rogers, however, has missed the team's two practices so far this week.

Given how much the Packers like to throw the ball and how many three- and four- receiver formations they use, having two injured cornerbacks is a major development for the 49ers. The team signed another cornerback, Perrish Cox, on Monday. They also could tap undrafted rookie Darryl Morris, who thus far has been used mainly on special teams.

49ers
Did not practice: CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring).
Limited: LB Dan Skuta (foot), CB Eric Wright (hamstring)
Full: 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).

Packers
Out: Clay Matthews (thumb)
Limited: LB Brad Jones (ankle), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), DE Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (foot), DT Ryan Pickett (knee)

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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