Randall Cobb thought he broke his collarbone Saturday night

AP

The Packers didn’t play quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Saturday night and it didn’t take them long to wonder if they should have made the same call with wide receiver Randall Cobb.

A week after losing Jordy Nelson for the season with a torn ACL on the first drive of a game, Cobb left Saturday’s game against the Eagles after three plays with an injury that he thought would knock him out for an extended period of time. Cobb said after the game that he thought he broke his collarbone, but tests revealed that the injury wasn’t that serious.

“I just caught the ball and was going down to the ground, and I had a guy land on top of me,” Cobb said, via ESPN.com. “I was just jogging off the field at the end of the series, and I could feel the pain. I didn’t know exactly what it was. It was discomfort, and I let Doc check it out and we went back and got X-rays. It’s not what we think it could’ve been.”

While that was a “silver lining,” Cobb’s not sure about whether he will be well enough to play in Week One against the Bears. There will be more tests on his shoulder on Sunday and their results will give the team a better idea about who Rodgers will be able to throw to when the regular season gets underway.

32 responses to “Randall Cobb thought he broke his collarbone Saturday night

  1. The good news is the injury is not serious. The bad news is that if Cobb misses week one, the Packers will be mighty short on talent playing against the Bears. Since the Bears are at home and the Pack will be missing Cobb, Nelson, Quarles, Jones, and Guion, I’m picking the Bears to win week one.

  2. captainwhodat says:
    Aug 30, 2015 9:11 AM

    wow…really putting Rogers to the test, especially early on in the regular season…
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    They started 3 back up O-Linemen. Why expose the MVP to possible injury?

  3. It’s preseason. Teams look bad for all kinds of reasons. The bad teams are usually the teams that are undefeated in the preseason……not always, but usually.

  4. It’s preseason. Teams look bad for all kinds of reasons. The bad teams are usually the teams that are undefeated in the preseason……not always, but usually.
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    That makes no sense. I look at the #1’s against the #1’s. And you should be very concerned with that defense. Another season of hoping AR can put up 38 a game for the 3 point win.

  5. The Packers are not in decline! We’ll come through with a pinch of salt. Gotta love our meat Packers.

  6. Can everyone please stop crying about the preseason. . . The preseason is part of professional football just as injuries are. Injuries are going happen whether it’s during practice, preseason, or the regular season.

  7. Teams don’t gameplan for these games, each team is typically working on different things, etc. Don’t read too much – good or bad – into preseason from a team perspective.

    With that said, there were some bad individual performances from the Packers last night.

    And if Cobb is out….wondering if we’ll see a Welker signing in Green Bay.

  8. I’ve never seen a fan base put so much emphasis on preseason results like the purple paste eaters.

    The Vikings went 4-0 in preseason last year. (And their fans shouted it from the rooftops.) How did that work out for you.

    The only thing that truly matters in August is working through your team concepts and injuries.
    So far, Green Bay is losing at the latter.

    I have no doubt that come September, when real tackle football starts, the Packers will be just fine.
    Just hoping that Cobb’s shoulder isn’t too serious.

  9. Its a little wild to think that week one might be played with mostly backup receivers, as the Bears have the same problem with all of their receivers being hurt too

  10. conormacleod says:
    Aug 30, 2015 10:58 AM

    That makes no sense. I look at the #1’s against the #1’s. And you should be very concerned with that defense. Another season of hoping AR can put up 38 a game for the 3 point win.
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    I think you should be concerned about your own team`s defense. Green Bay hung 66 on them last season and in spite of your delusions that the defense has improved, preseason games aren`t the measuring stick you would wish them to be.

  11. Apparently Viking fans didnt see GBs 3rd string QB throwing to GBs 4th 5th and 6th WRs and they still scored 29 points. Viking fans are the most delusional fan base in the entire league. You see what you want to see.

    Does anyone think the defense was that excited to be playing when maybe 2 starters were to be playing on offense. I guess GBs backups should be happy because Philly didnt score after halftime.

  12. Looks like it’s all ovah for the Pack this year. No worries, you’ll be back next season better than ever. As for now, it’s Seattle and Arizona going to the NFC Championship game.

  13. Oh for God’s sakes. They started a rookie QB fighting for the 3rd spot. There were also a many 2nd and 3rd stringers out there playing against Phillys starters. I take nothing away from this game or any preseason games for that matter.

  14. Stellar, Waffle and Tangy……more concerned about getting jabs in at the Vikes, than commenting on Cobb. No negative comments about Cobb from Vikes fans on this thread. This Viking fan hopes Cobb has a speedy recovery. he is an exciting player.

  15. I didn’t make a single reference about the Vikings. Not one. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  16. Its still early to tell how long Cobb will be out but the Packers can score 15 different ways so if you take out one or two of those options, they can still win.

    As for the defense, again its too early to tell. Pre season is all about evaluating your talent. The most successful teams do a good job of churning roster spots #35 to 53 and that’s exactly what the Packers are doing in this preseason.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    Aug 30, 2015 10:20 AM
    It’s preseason. Teams look bad for all kinds of reasons. The bad teams are usually the teams that are undefeated in the preseason……not always, but usually.
    wafflestomp says:
    Aug 30, 2015 12:19 PM
    I’ve never seen a fan base put so much emphasis on preseason results like the purple paste eaters.

    The Vikings went 4-0 in preseason last year. (And their fans shouted it from the rooftops.) How did that work out for you.

    The only thing that truly matters in August is working through your team concepts and injuries.
    So far, Green Bay is losing at the latter.

    I have no doubt that come September, when real tackle football starts, the Packers will be just fine.
    Just hoping that Cobb’s shoulder isn’t too serious.
    …………
    Yeah….nothing here from you guys about a division rival……nothing at all. I will learn to read better as stated.

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