Randall Cobb Injury Update: Did Green Bay Packers Lose Another Receiver?

Randall Cobb injury news has come in from the Green Bay Packers late Saturday (August 29). Losing Cobb to an injury would be pretty devastating to a Packers team that just lost Jordy Nelson for the season. A report from an NFL analyst might put some minds at ease, though, as he has some direct quotes from the Pro Bowl receiver himself.

“Packers WR Randall Cobb said he did not think his shoulder injury would be a long-term thing.”

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Cobb came down hard on his right shoulder while trying to catch a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley. It happened on the third play of the game for the Packers’ offense, bringing back immediate memories of what happened to Jordy Nelson. Cobb had to be taken off the field to undergo examination and Packers fans were left in the lurch about his prognosis.

If there is good news to take away from the situation, the Randall Cobb injury may not be very serious. He seems to be in high spirits, even though the team will be performing further tests on him this Sunday (August 30). The Packers want to be very careful with him, because the offense really doesn’t want to be without another playmaker when the regular season finally begins. While the team has a lot of talented wide receivers on the roster, not many have the experience of Nelson and Cobb.

Last season, Cobb caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was an integral part of the Green Bay Packers offense and one of the favorite targets for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Cobb has an even bigger job to do now that Jordy Nelson is out for the year with a knee injury, so the team needs him back (and healthy) very soon. It’s safe to assume that the coaching staff isn’t going to rush him back either, because the team really needs Cobb.

There are going to be more updates from the team as to the condition of Cobb as the weekend progresses. It may have earned him a day off for the final preseason game, especially if he needs to rest that shoulder for the regular season. The Green Bay Packers open the regular season with a road game against the Chicago Bears on September 13, but then host the Seattle Seahawks on September 20. This Randall Cobb injury could set the team back if it becomes anything serious, but he makes it sound like it shouldn’t be a big deal.

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