Packers: Randall Cobb to miss time with ‘significant’ injury

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb is set to miss some time after suffering an injury head coach Matt LaFleur has described as ‘significant’.

Cobb didn’t practice on Wednesday and is listed on the injury report with a core injury, which is rarely a good sign.

Last year, Allen Lazard missed around half the season due to a core muscle injury that required surgery.

“Cobby is going to be out for a while,” LaFleur told reporters on Thursday. “He had a pretty significant injury.”

This is, of course, disappointing news as Cobb has been an important player in this offense. Bringing him back had proved to be an excellent decision.

What remains to be seen is whether Cobb will be able to return this season. At no point did LaFleur say Cobb’s season was over, so maybe there’s still a chance. If Cobb’s injury has any similarity to the one that sidelined Lazard last season, a return in the playoffs could be possible if the Packers make it far enough. But we’ll see.

The only Packers player with more receiving yards than Cobb this season is Davante Adams. Cobb has made 28 receptions for 375 yards and five touchdowns.

LaFleur said they will rotate players in the slot. It’s possible we’ll see more from Lazard and Equanimeous St. Brown in the slot, and Adams has also made a real impact in recent years when he’s lined up in the slot.

The Packers have good depth at wide receiver to cover Cobb’s injury, but what they’ll miss is his ability to make an important catch at a key moment. He’s done it throughout his career. When the Packers need a third-down conversion or a touchdown, Cobb is so reliable and more often than not makes a play.

Hopefully the Packers will get him back in time for a Super Bowl run.