Clarke, who was struggling with back problems earlier this summer, is expected to be fine for Wednesday's opening Test against England at Trent Bridge, but Rogers remains concerned the physical demands of facing the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn may take their toll on Australia's talismanic batsman.
Clarke managed to hit a second-innings century in the warm-up match at Worcester and Rogers hopes his colleagues do not take that as a sign their captain will regularly dig them out of trouble during the series. He told reporters: "We can't leave it all up to Michael. If we're to win this then the other guys really need to stand up and I think we need 11 contributors out there."
Rogers continued: "There's a role for all of us, particularly in the top order. We know they're going to come hard and they have excellent bowlers. Our guys are in good form, though, as we've shown over the last few weeks. We're ready to go and hopefully we'll have a little bit of luck and put some pressure back on them."
Veteran left-hander Rogers empathised with his captain's injury struggles after watching him train separately, and gingerly, in the nets at Trent Bridge.
"I don't know if he's 100 per cent or not but I think he has to manage it," Rogers added. "I've had a bad back too and it's not the nicest thing. Whether he bowls or not, I don't know, but I think he'll be alright with his bat and he showed it the other day.
"It's just not ideal. It becomes a bit restrictive and when you're facing the likes of Finn, Broad and Anderson you're going to have to move around a fair bit. Hopefully with the work he's done, he's ready to go."
Rogers admits his team-mates have asked him for inside information on the Trent Bridge wicket - hidden under the covers during training on Sunday - and the 35-year-old is happy to help having spent time with numerous English counties including Middlesex, Derbyshire and Leicestershire.
"I don't think it's a responsibility but I think it's something I can help the other guys with," added Rogers, who will open the innings alongside Shane Watson at Trent Bridge.
"Whether it's talking about the intricacies of the wickets over here or things like the varied bounce or the swing, hopefully I can help the other guys while I'm out there with them. I've got to be out there for a while to make that happen too."
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