Tests will be run on the knee that Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb injured in Sunday’s victory over the Ravens, but initial indications are that being carted off the field made things look worse than they actually were.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the early reports on Cobb’s knee are “good” and that he should be able to return to the Packers this year. Coach Mike McCarthy said he would wait for more tests to make any definitive statements about the injuries, but did say that he was told there was a “reasonable” chance that Cobb would be back.
The same is true of wide receiver James Jones, who left the game with a shin injury. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson, who was one of only two healthy wideouts on the roster when the game came to an end, also said the impression in the locker room was that things could have been worse for both players.
“We’re always worried when someone goes out,” Nelson said, via Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “As far as I know, it’s not possibly as bad as it could have been. So, hopefully that stays the course. We’ll find out more this week and hopefully it’s a quick recovery. We’ll miss them when they’re gone.”
Jarrett Boykin was the other healthy receiver on Sunday, which likely means that the Packers will be adding at least one wideout to the roster this week with Cobb and/or Jones uncertain to play in Week Seven or any other week until more is known about their injuries.