Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy typically offered little on the Packers’ injury situation in his weekly day-after-game press conference on Monday, although he did say wide receiver James Jones has a chance to play this upcoming Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter offered similar information on Twitter earlier on Monday and added that Jones has a sprained PCL.
The news wasn’t quite as promising on wide receiver Randall Cobb and outside linebacker Nick Perry with McCarthy saying they’ll both miss multiple weeks.
A Packers representative confirmed Cobb’s injury was to his knee and Perry’s was to his foot. News outlets reported earlier on Monday that Perry had broken his foot.
Schefter added that Cobb is expected to miss two weeks.
If there’s any silver lining, however, it’s that no one has suggested that any of the injuries suffered on Sunday are potentially season-ending.
That does little to give solace to the Packers in the short term as they’re dealing with injuries to many players who play key roles on the team: linebacker Clay Matthews, linebacker Brad Jones, cornerback Casey Hayward, running back James Starks and cornerback Jarrett Bush.
The Packers currently have only two fully healthy wide receivers on the team, and it stands to reason that they’ll need to make a roster move at some point later in the week to add at least one more.
As for outside linebacker, the Packers would appear to be relying on Mike Neal as well as rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer for the time being.
If the Packers were to make any more roster moves, they would have to either cut a player or place one on injured reserve in order to make room.