Randall Cobb Injured: WR Will Miss Multiple WeeksBy: Tobias Roth - October 15, 2013
Randall Cobb, the wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, was injured in Sunday’s game. In a season that seems to be attacking almost every team in the league with some sort of injury, the Packers are the latest team to fall victim, losing both receiver Randall Cobb and fellow receiver James Jones in the same game.
Both players were injured in yesterday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Despite the injuries to an already ailing Packers team, they were able to prevail and defeat the Ravens in a very odd scoring game with a final score of 19-17. ESPN senior analyst Chris Mortensen confirmed that Cobb has a fractured fibula and could miss up to 6-8 weeks.
Cobb leads the team with 29 receptions. He did return to the game after being hit in the right leg by Ravens safety Matt Elam. He was also seen using crutches on the sideline. James Jones was also injured, going down in the first quarter, and did not return. In relation to both injuries, head coach Mike McCarthy said “James, my understanding is he may have a chance. Randall does not have a chance this week. Randall will be multiple weeks.”
The absence of both Cobb and Jones has left the Packers with only two viable options for receiver in Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin. They will likely need to add another for next week. They have already re-signed the rookie Reggie Dunn to their practice squad, as of Monday.
It was previously reported from Adam Schefter of ESPN that reports were good, and that he was only likely to miss a week or two. After further analysis of the injury, he is going to miss more than that, and will be a tough blow to the offense of the Packers.
Randall Cobb’s injury will certainly hurt the Packers moving forward, after already struggling at third place in the division. They trail the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions in the NFC North division, with a record of 3-2. Next week, they play against the Cleveland Browns at home.
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