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Randall Cobb’s knee injury not expected to end his season

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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.

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28 Responses to “Randall Cobb’s knee injury not expected to end his season”
  1. ccjcsr says: Oct 14, 2013 7:57 AM

    Can’t hit them high then this will be the result.

  2. stellarperformance says: Oct 14, 2013 8:03 AM

    I hope these guys (and the others) come back from injury soon. They need the repetitions in practice. Their replacements are getting some much-needed first-team experience, Boykin especially. Each week….keep getting stronger, deeper, and closer to the ultimate goal.

  3. rpiotr01 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:13 AM

    If Cobb can come back this year it’s a huge bullet dodged. They can work around his loss for a couple games, but they need him if they want to make any kind of playoff push.

  4. hodag54501 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:14 AM

    Donald Driver!

  5. scoops1 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:19 AM

    Reggie White is looking out for these guys….

  6. hscorpio says: Oct 14, 2013 8:25 AM

    That hit went directly to Cobb’s knee. I didn’t think there was a chance it wasn’t season ending. I’ll be very happy if it turns out that looks were deceiving.

  7. GenXJay says: Oct 14, 2013 8:25 AM

    it is always good to hear players can recover within the season

  8. hscorpio says: Oct 14, 2013 8:28 AM

    ccjcsr says: Oct 14, 2013 7:57 AM

    Can’t hit them high then this will be the result.

    Good tackling means you keep your head up and drive through the body of the ball carrier. So it is more accurate to say as long as guys can’t hit high and insist on piss poor dangerous technique, they will try to take out a guy’s knee.

    But that’s nothing a little coaching and attention to detail wouldn’t fix.

  9. aokmaster42 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:37 AM

    Myles White will be promoted off the practice squad probably today. Next man up! His chance to shine.

  10. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 14, 2013 8:44 AM

    Cobb is a good guy hope he’s okay (and Jones too!)

  11. golforepar says: Oct 14, 2013 8:46 AM

    Too many DB’s are running around making “cheap shots” on guys when they are not looking but if you make a legal block on them they are looking for a flag?! Elam should be fined in this era of fines.

  12. whatjusthapped says: Oct 14, 2013 8:47 AM

    I wonder if the brain-washed Jennings and his big mouth sister would be willing to be traded back to the Packers? He should be ready by now after seeing Noodle Arm Ponder and Matt INT Cassel in action.

  13. jrmbadger says: Oct 14, 2013 8:56 AM

    Which probably means that the stability tests didn’t indicate a tear, which is great. However, Packer fans will be holding our breath until the MRI results come back.

    Without Cobb, I don’t see the Packers making the playoffs. Their schedule is just too tough.

    That’s a shame really considering how well their defense has been playing and how well Eddie Lacy and the run game have been doing.

    Props too to Aj Hawk for an incredible year as well. He’s really having a fantastic year, and talk about dependable. Has the guy missed a game in his career?

  14. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 14, 2013 10:11 AM

    Time for the youngsters to step up and keep his place warm for him. What better opportunity than to have ARodg throwing to you.

    And, welcome back, Jeremy.

  15. tangysizzl says: Oct 14, 2013 10:13 AM

    Since the Packers only have 4 WRs when healthy anyway Id really like to see Ted Thompson break the mold and trade for a quality WR like a Hakeem Nicks or possibly a Kenny Britt.

    Sure I can see them calling up Myles White and possibly resigning a guy like Tyrone Walker but getting another big target like Nicks or Britt for fairly cheap would be the best move for a team that hopes to contend for a SB in the prime years or Rodgers career.

  16. shibbyleigh says: Oct 14, 2013 10:29 AM

    People asking for Britt are out of their minds. Dude is a complete head case/trouble maker. You don’t want someone like that in your locker room. Nicks – sure. Britt – hell no.

  17. 21stnprime says: Oct 14, 2013 10:43 AM

    these DBs don’t practice proper tackling techniques. they only get 10 full contact practices a year

  18. cnbweb says: Oct 14, 2013 10:50 AM

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  19. riverace19 says: Oct 14, 2013 10:53 AM

    Andre Rison was just like Nicks (and to some degree Britt) and helped them win SB 31… That was before TT days however.

  20. axespray says: Oct 14, 2013 11:00 AM

    Jeremy Ross ?
    Maybe not as a kick returner, but just as a two-three week stop gap receiver … rely on the defense/special teams/running game to carry us these next couple of weeks.

    I just don’t like the idea of throwing away a draft pick on a guy like Nicks, who will probably eat up cap space we could use to re-sign Shields/Finley/Raji/etc.

  21. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 14, 2013 11:24 AM

    That was a heroic victory by a short handed America’s team on the road against the defending World Champions.


  22. milkcan44 says: Oct 14, 2013 11:29 AM

    Bad timing. We’ll see who has the bigger regret – Charles Johnson for signing last week with the Browns, or the Packers for letting their most explosive Practice Squad member get away. Timing….timing…..timing!

  23. golforepar says: Oct 14, 2013 11:45 AM

    milk, Do you know who is on the Brown’s practice squad? ex Packer Tori Gurley. He may be back, only if they time it right.

  24. annapterp says: Oct 14, 2013 11:53 AM

    Why should Elam be fined? It was a legal hit. Unfortunate result. Injuries happen unfortunately and in the new “safer” NFL hitting high is not allowed. So if you target the chest and receiver ducks, its a flag and fine. So the result is you target low. Learn to deal with it in Goodell’s NFL.

  25. jimmysee says: Oct 14, 2013 11:56 AM

    The Packers are way better off signing a practice squad player than making any deal.

    Timing is everything in running those routes.

    You don’t want a guy with no history with Rodgers or the Packers system

    And you do not want to give up draft picks for short term help.

    In Ted we trust.

  26. mgdmhl says: Oct 14, 2013 12:48 PM

    Packers should sign Josh Cribbs. Can return kicks/punts and play WR. He’s a cheap sign and don’t have to give up a draft pick, like they would have to do to get H. Nicks from NYG.

  27. matthews4lyfe says: Oct 14, 2013 1:36 PM

    How is the schedule of the Packers ‘too tough’?

    Browns, Vikings x2, Bears x2, Eagles, Giants, Lions, Falcons, Cowboys, Steelers.

    Looks pretty soft to me.

  28. deltaoracle says: Oct 14, 2013 3:46 PM

    Any solid blow to the knee area is incredibly painful. As an OLineman in HS my one moment in the spotlight came when I was on the ground for several minutes after getting hit in the knee. At the time I didn’t think I’d ever walk again, but only missed a week.
    Of course Cobb needs to be able to do a lot more than take a dozen steps or so per play. Anyway, glad to hear that the news so far is “not too bad.”

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