Packers WR Randall Cobb out multiple weeks with ankle injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The just right information for the Green Bay Packers is that receiver Randall Cobb has now not been misplaced for the season. The unhealthy information for them as they proceed to seek for answers to their offensive struggles is that they are going to be with out one in all Aaron Rodgers‘ favorites for multiple weeks.

Cobb suffered an ankle injury within the 3rd quarter of Sunday’s 27-10 loss to the New York Jets. It seemed that avid gamers rolled into each and every of his legs, and it wasn’t transparent which ankle was once injured.

“It’s not going to be like a one-week deal or anything like that; I think he’s going to miss some time,” Packers trainer Matt LaFleur mentioned Monday. “But he definitely avoided a serious injury.”

Injured reserve is an opportunity for Cobb. If that turns into the case, then Cobb must pass over a minimum of 4 video games.

Cobb was once the Packers’ main receiver within the Week 5 loss to the Giants in London, the place he had seven catches for 99 yards. The Packers have had a distinct main receiver in each and every in their six video games, and Cobb ranks 2d at the group in receiving yards (257) and fourth in catches (18).

Another receiver is eligible to come back off injured reserve this week: veteran Sammy Watkins, who suffered a hamstring injury in apply after the second one sport of the season. Watkins ran routes Sunday at the box ahead of the sport.

“We’ll see how he’s feeling on Wednesday, and we’re hopeful that maybe he can [practice] and we can open that window,” LaFleur mentioned.

The Packers additionally performed Sunday with out rookie receiver Christian Watson, who has a hamstring injury. Watson stays at the roster, which might point out they believe he may well be again in fewer than 4 weeks. All the shifting portions at receiver mixed with the truth that the Packers may make offensive line adjustments this week after Rodgers was once hit 9 instances via the Jets may well be one more reason why Rodgers mentioned they wish to simplify their offense.

“I just think that based on how we’ve played the last two weeks, I think it’s going to be in our best interests to simplify things for everybody — for the line, for the backs, for the receivers, especially with Cobby’s injury,” Rodgers mentioned. “Just simplify some things, and maybe that’ll help us get back on track.”

LaFleur mentioned he spoke with Rodgers on Monday. However, he was once obscure with journalists when puzzled about his quarterback’s remarks, announcing he did not know precisely what Rodgers intended via his feedback.

“What are we asking our guys to do? That’s what you always look at critically,” LaFleur mentioned. “I know every time we come out of a game and you look at every play critically, you always ask yourself, ‘Did we give our guys a chance?'”

Sunday marked the primary time the Packers (3-3) have misplaced back-to-back regular-season video games in LaFleur’s 4 seasons as trainer. They have scored simply 107 issues this season — which, in step with ESPN Stats & Information analysis, is their fewest in any six-game span with Rodgers as their beginning quarterback.

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