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Randall Cobb will test his ankle on Friday

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The Packers returned to practice on Wednesday and wide receiver Randall Cobb was a limited participant in it.

Cobb’s ankle injury was one of the few things that went wrong for the Packers against the Titans last Sunday. His breakout season has made him an essential part of what the Packers have done well on offense this season, so the team will be proceeding cautiously with Cobb this week. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that coach Mike McCarthy said Cobb would test his ankle on Friday to see if he’s ready to go on Sunday. McCarthy also said Cobb’s dealing with a knee injury, which could make it likelier that the team decides to hold him back until the playoffs.

That decision would be a little easier to make if Jordy Nelson is able to play this week after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. Nelson practiced in full on Wednesday and McCarthy said he looked good while cautioning that the team needed to be smart with the way they handled the receiver’s return.

Running back Alex Green and defensive end C.J. Wilson also returned to practice after missing last Sunday’s game. Safety Charles Woodson did not as he has already been ruled out for this week’s game. Woodson had hoped to return for this game, but still hasn’t received clearance from doctors.

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7 Responses to “Randall Cobb will test his ankle on Friday”
  1. packerbackernj says: Dec 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    Don’t rush it, woodson and cobb. The out come of the game wont change even without jordy too. Rest up, get healthy. Outcome of the game? peterson rushes for 180 yards and packers still win by 17.

  2. bigpantherfan says: Dec 26, 2012 7:27 PM

    Thank you cobb for all the Fantasy points you gave me i won my division and championship do you to and arron

  3. rho1953 says: Dec 26, 2012 9:06 PM

    Just which talented young DB would you sit down for Woodson to play? The defensive backfield improved after he left. He has been slowing down for a couple of years, holding and committing interference on every play. His time has come, he dropped his hat and a young guy picked it up.

  4. madman731 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:20 AM

    I’m really hoping the Packers have either Cobb or Nelson back for the playoffs. It would be awesome if both somehow came back. Cobb is a stud.

  5. vikingfan1971 says: Dec 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    you packer fans think you have an easy win this sunday against the vikings, well you have another thing coming,

  6. jakat says: Dec 27, 2012 2:56 PM

    Some of these comments come without any sort of merit whatsoever. Woodson is without a doubt the best GB has, yet they babble about losing a step, or the backfield improved without him. Just how much better would it be with him? Do you think Heyward ever heard anything on getting picks from Woodson? Go blow with your foolish comments, and back them up with stats, like Woodsons pro-bowls, career interception numbers, tackles… that the rookies just don’t h ave yet, despite tremendous efforts. Then, think about how far experience goes in the NFL.

  7. jakat says: Dec 27, 2012 3:01 PM

    Hey Vikes fan, everybody know there’s no such thing as an easy win in the NFL. We (the Packers) do know this about the game; we can’t think of too many other teams we’d like to play this week, and win without key players, especially since we can also be spoilers to the final wild-card seed for ya’.

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