Mike McCarthy: Randall Cobb will miss “multiple weeks”

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Packers receiver Randall Cobb will miss at least two weeks after suffering a knee injury on Sunday.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Cobb’s knee injury will sideline him for “multiple weeks.”

That’s a tough blow for the Packers, as Cobb is their leading receiver with 29 catches so far this season. Still, if Cobb is only out a couple weeks, that’s better than it looked when Cobb first went down, with a hard hit to the knee from Ravens safety Matt Elam.

Packers receiver James Jones, who also suffered a knee injury on Sunday, appears to be OK and may play this week against the Browns.

69 responses to “Mike McCarthy: Randall Cobb will miss “multiple weeks”

  1. Yea I dont see how the NFL rules or injury commitee or whoever, couldnt see this coming.
    In regards to the Packers, this hurts. their system relies on those wideouts to threaten vertically all day.

  2. Glad Cobb will be back after that dirty hit to the knee. I hope people stop with the “this is the new NFL because of penalties and fines for head shots.” That’s garbage. A dirty hit is a dirty hit. Elam had plenty of time to size Cobb up – he could’ve laid him out with a clean hit not directed at Cobb’s knee. It was a chump play.

  3. i just offered a trade, jordan cameron for randall cobb in my fantasy league since i though gronk was coming back and my commish denied it……THANKS COMMISH!!!!!

    sucks though, still have GB vs NO in the nfc title game.

  4. Majority of people don’t like to see players hurt. But, it clearly become the norm for ShAaron to open up w/a high pitched voice these days. Keep it up#12, you’re becoming a premiere diva to everyone.

  5. As a Packers owner I’ll throw my weight around to see if I can get the rule changed to make it a penalty to go at a players knee.

  6. I love Rodgers and the Pack but that was not a dirty hit. How the heck are these defenders supposed to perfectly place a hit on a moving target every single time? You can’t go for the head so that means these things will happen. Sucks for Packer nation, but don’t blame it exclusively on Elam.

  7. Majority of people don’t like to see players hurt. But, it clearly become the norm for ShAaron to open up w/a high pitched voice these days. Keep it up#12, you’re becoming a premiere diva to everyone.

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    Keep it up GenXJay, the more you use some immature 10 year older insult on Rodgers, the more you become one. Rodgers is pro, and a classy player that likes to see other players respect the game… that does not make him a whiner… advocating for your teammates when you see something wrong is something all good QB’s, coaches, refs & any sports players should do.

  8. “What are defenders supposed to do?”. That is a lot of nonsense. What these guys need to do is think back to how they were taught to tackle in pop warner. That is how it is supposed to be and Elam took a cheap shot on Cobb.

    I don’t care how any of you care to explain it away. An explanation is only an excuse. The low hit as compared to a high hit is a player taking the rule to the extreme. That type of behavior would be expected from a young child, but Elam is a full grown man and none of you clowns making excuses for him are any more justified than he was.

    Had that been a player on one of your favorite teams who was hit i that manner, you would all be complaining about the cheap shot.

  9. @scmems07 says:Oct 14, 2013 5:19 PM

    “i just offered a trade, jordan cameron for randall cobb in my fantasy league since i though gronk was coming back and my commish denied it……THANKS COMMISH!!!!!”

    I think I speak for PFT.com readers collectively when I say “We don’t care.”

  10. if you aren’t allowed to hit high, then the only other spot is to hit low…..your choice NFL, possible long term head injuries or immediate knee/leg injuries..

  11. aboveaveragejoe11 your wrong. I’m a Packer fan and that was a clean hit. This IS what the NFL wants. Sad to say but an injured knee can heal…

  12. Don’t worry Packer fans, he’ll heal and be back in 2 weeks, your guaranteed the next 2 wins without him, Browns and Vikings, and this is coming from a Viking fan, soon to be anybody else other then a Viking fan, we must have the “Bambino Curse”

  13. Greg Jennings is available. I know for a fact he’s not on the roster of a Pro team. Just tweet his sister first.

  14. If its 1 of the few legal hits in the NFL how can anyone call it cheap? Its never good to see any player get hurt no matter what team they play for. If you’re a Packer fan yea it sucks he is out for a few weeks but that’s the way the NFL is heading theses days, with all the new restrictions being added each year leg injuries will be on the rise

  15. GenXJay says:Oct 14, 2013 5:23 PM

    Majority of people don’t like to see players hurt. But, it clearly become the norm for ShAaron to open up w/a high pitched voice these days. Keep it up#12, you’re becoming a premiere diva to everyone.

    It’s probably not obvious to you Mr. XJ, but this is an article about Randall Cobb. No where in this post does it mention #12. Please try to stay on topic. By the by, does your team have a record this year? If so, what pray tell is it?

  16. For those who couldn’t figure out the math, that’s more than one week. I may be wrong, but I hear most people from Wisconsin have 10 fingers too and can use them to work out the numbers.

    Multiple is like 2 or 3, but could also mean 4 or 5 depending on your mental estimation algorithms.

  17. Shoutout to the Packer fans still talking about Vikings fans on a Packer article. You guys both should shut up, it’s annoying.

    Both the Packers and Vikings suck this year, Bears will win the division.

    49ers will beat Saints in NFCCG.

  18. You can almost taste the disappointment from some of these Bears and Vikings fans. They were really hoping that both Cobb and Jones had suffered horrible, career-threatening injuries so that they could gloat, cheer, and call AR silly childish names like “ShAaron”.

  19. Im reading a lot of other sites saying Wide receiver Randall Cobb suffered a fractured fibula in Green Bay’s 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens and will miss 6-8 weeks, if this is true its a big blow

  20. Ravens fan here. When we had Pollard I felt some of his hits were truly cheap shots (and most of the time he got penalized/fined for them). I don’t think the hit on Cobb was cheap. But that’s just my 2 cents.

    Coming into the game I liked Rodgers. After seeing his display on the field subsequent to the hit I lost some respect for him. Whining about a legal hit is not the same as taking up for one of your guys. Yeah injuries suck. But it’s football. Deal with it and move on.

    Other than that, good game Packers. You earned a tough victory.

  21. dgt178 says: Oct 14, 2013 5:51 PM

    ….jesus christ….at this rate…by the time we play the ‘queenies, we’ll be down to the maintenance crew…..
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    Meh, we’ll still beat ’em.

  22. moagecu says:
    Oct 14, 2013 5:36 PM
    aboveaveragejoe11 keep whininh about a clean hit. you’re whats ruining the nfl.

    packerguy85 says:
    Oct 14, 2013 6:00 PM
    aboveaveragejoe11 your wrong. I’m a Packer fan and that was a clean hit. This IS what the NFL wants. Sad to say but an injured knee can heal…

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    @moagecu: I’m ruining the NFL because I object to a defender targeting an airborne receiver’s knee? Wow, nice logic. Before concussion lawsuits and penalties & fines for defenseless receiver hits, it has long been understood that going after a player’s knees was seen as one of the dirtiest things a football player could do to another football player. Just about any receiver would rather get hit high that hit low. I’m not the one who outlawed hits against receivers’ heads while offering no rules to protect their lower extremities like they have for QB’s. Your problem should be with the rules committee and the selective application and enforcement of certain rules, not with me.

    @packerguy85: see above. A direct frontal hit to an airborne WR’s knee is about the most dangerous thing a defender can do (legally) to a receiver. It may be legal but it’s indisputably a dirty play. If that was Aaron Rodger’s knee, you’d be singing a whole different tune.

  23. Genex with the little man syndrome. Whats the matter you appear very bitter that the Packers are miles ahead of the Vikings talent wise once again. How long did it take to dislodge that size 12 after beating your chest about how superior the vikequeens were going to be. I am guessing a couple weeks based on the disappearing act when you were coming to terms on the lost season already for the mighty purple. Now the only play is to try and discredit the team that has made you look bad, pretty weak.

  24. Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota fans are pathetic when they are happy for an injury to a key player. I would never, NEVER! wish for an injury to Calvin, Brandon, or Adrian. You wanna play against the best to prove that you’re the best. Being happy just makes you sound pathetic.

    And to the idiot, or idiots, who continue to call Aaron, Sharon…its old. It was never hilarious to begin with. More childish than anything. It’s like calling Christian, Kristin. Or Jay, Jamie. It’s stupid. Come up with something more clever and original.

  25. dgt178 says: Oct 14, 2013 5:51 PM

    ….jesus christ….at this rate…by the time we play the ‘queenies, we’ll be down to the maintenance crew…..
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    Won’t take any more than to beat the Queens.

  26. Two years ago, Cobb would have taken a shot high and it would have looked awesome…now, the defenders go low, and Cobb gets injured.

    This made me mad to see yesterday because the guy blatantly goes low to avoid helmet to helmet, or the worst rule- defenseless receiver. So let’s just take him out at the knees. This is roger goodells league.

    This sucks.

  27. Wishing Randall Cobb a speedy recovery! No matter what your position is on the hit he took, you never want to see guys get injured like this.

    I tip my hat to the Packers…it was a tough game. I wish my Ravens had been on the winning side of it but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Hopefully our offense will figure out how to show up for the first 3 quarters next time.

  28. James Jones was just the guest on Packers live. He seems to be OK. He said that he expected to be sore today and wasn’t. he will be on the field sunday. especially since Cobb is out.

  29. emoney826 says:
    Oct 14, 2013 7:34 PM
    Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota fans are pathetic when they are happy for an injury to a key player. I would never, NEVER! wish for an injury to Calvin, Brandon, or Adrian. You wanna play against the best to prove that you’re the best. Being happy just makes you sound pathetic.
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    And Packer fans still celebrate Jim McMahon being knocked out for the season by the worst cheap shot in NFL history from Charles Martin .

    Talk about a pathetic fan base.

  30. fredsingleton says:
    Oct 14, 2013 6:37 PM
    Shoutout to the Packer fans still talking about Vikings fans on a Packer article. You guys both should shut up, it’s annoying.

    Both the Packers and Vikings suck this year, Bears will win the division.

    49ers will beat Saints in NFCCG —————————————————————————————————————————————————- how are the bears gonna win? by beating 0&5 teams? the bears beat the bengals in week one ok not bad. but beating the giants, (0-6) the steelers (1-5) and the vikings (1-4) yeah i guess the bears fans have a superbowl to look forward to. (sarcasm) and the niners yeah they’re a pretty good team but i don’t see them getting past the seahawks. niners won a couple in a row but they aren’t as good as the hawks.

  31. Inexcusable. Should be a 4 week suspension and $100,000 fine.

    Genxjark – shouldn’t you be photoshopping Freeman’s picture into your viks team photo?

  32. hopefully a quick recovery to cobb, as a packers fan i don’t believe it was a cheap hit on cobb. guy’s getting fined for hits to the head your gonna get guy’s going low. unfortunately it seems to be at a high price sometimes. it sucks but we need to remember it’s football and injuries happen.

  33. i must’ve struck some nerves. just returning the favor, gbtrolls. just returning the trolling comments.
    the rest of you cheesebay fans are casualties of war.

  34. “Elam had plenty of time to size Cobb up – he could’ve laid him out with a clean hit not directed at Cobb’s knee.”

    Sure. But then, Cobb goes to duck and Elam incidentally hits him in the head and gets a 15 yard penalty, as we have all seen numerous times before.

  35. Time to clean the house and get a new medical staff. My dad says I’m just more aware of injuries on my team, it’s part of football, etc. That’s not the case; this team CANNOT stay healthy. We are absolutely decimated by injuries year in and year out. It’s not a fluke when the same team always seems to have so many problems with the same body part (their legs).

  36. Whew. It sounds like Cobb will be back in time for the playoffs.

    That was an incredible gutty win yesterday. Congratulations to the beloved Packers and the leagues best fans.

  37. @philtration,

    What century are you living in??? Nobody brags about the Jim McMahon body slam. Sure, I’m sure there are a few knuckleheads here and there who may bring it up, but those are few and far between. Quit scraping for anything to justify your stupidity. There will always be a few idiots in every fanbase. But in all my years of watching football and discussing it with fellow packer fans, nobody ever brings that up to brag and laugh about.

    And I’m assuming you’re from Philly, based on your name? If so, you have NO ground to stand on. Your fans are some of the worst in this country. I hate Michael Irvin, but to boo a man being carried off on a stretcher. Real classy. And if you’re not from Philly and your name is just Phil, you’re still an idiot, based on your ignorant comment from earlier.

  38. theuncletodd says: Oct 14, 2013 5:58 PM

    if you aren’t allowed to hit high, then the only other spot is to hit low…..your choice NFL, possible long term head injuries or immediate knee/leg injuries..
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    There is some middle ground and if you watched the game it did look like Elam went a lot lower than he needed to. He was no where near colliding with Cobb’s head.

  39. Packer fans…if you want to see a chump hit, reference Al Harris on Adrian Peterson a few years ago. He changed his angle of attack in a major way to take out the knee…and it worked.

  40. Here’s one Lions fan that’s hoping your entire compliment of injured players are back by Turkey Day. I don’t want any excuses when the Leos exact revenge come that Thursday.

  41. How can any of your morons defend this hit? Noone on this planet has ever taught anyone to tackle like that. Arms by your side and lead with your helmet. When someone breaks their own neck and dies maybe then things will change. Its not just for Cobbs safety but for the idiots like Elam and Westbrook.

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