Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb was last seen on the field making a highlight-reel catch in a divisional playoff game in Arizona that was negated by a penalty.
Cobb was slow getting up and knew something was wrong, but until he started coughing up blood a few minutes later, he thought he was just shaken up from a hard fall.
“I was really worried,” Cobb told PFT Live Wednesday. “To be coughing up blood…I couldn’t breathe. I felt like I was choking. Then I went to throw up and I was spitting up blood.
“We went and did the X-ray and I thought I was fine. I thought it was a broken rib. But unfortunately it was a punctured lung. It was scary.”
Cobb was hospitalized overnight. When he stopped by PFT Live on Radio Row in San Francisco Wednesday, he said he’s been feeling much better.
Like most players and celebrity guests, he was on Radio Row as part of an endorsement with Skittles. Naturally, Mike Florio asked Cobb if his teammate, running back Eddie Lacy, could have some of his Skittles.
“He can have them in moderation,” Cobb said. “We all back Eddie. We know the player he’s capable of being. I think this offseason is going to be telling for him.”
Packers Coach Mike McCarthy has said he wants Lacy to lose as many as 30 pounds before next season.
“Coach made a statement,” Cobb said. “I don’t think any of us lost faith in Eddie. We think he’ll come back and be ready to go.”
Watch Cobb’s full PFT Live interview below.