Great conversation with @RCobb18. He’s still hopeful to play, but hasn’t been cleared to run yet. IMO, can’t see him playing this season.
— Drew Smith (@DrewSmithSports) December 3, 2013
Drew Smith hosts a syndicated Packers talk show with wide receiver Randall Cobb called Inside the Huddle that airs Mondays in Wisconsin, so he’s a pretty good authority on news related to the injured Green Bay playmaker.
After going on short-term injured reserve after a Week 6 game on Baltimore, rules state Cobb can’t practice for six weeks and can’t play for at least eight weeks, making the earliest he could return Week 15 at the Dallas Cowboys.
Cobb is eligible to practice this week, but seeing as he apparently hasn’t been cleared to run, the odds that Cobb returns in time to play this season are becoming longer by the day.
According to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cobb suffered a broken fibula, but neither the Packers nor Cobb have confirmed the nature of the injury.
In the aftermath of his injury, Cobb was using a Segway scooter for several weeks to move about, unable to return to his typical day-to-day activity.
The Packers were in the midst of a four-game winning streak when Cobb originally went down in Week 6, but are now in mired in a five-game winless streak without the services of Cobb, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and several other players.
While mathematically still alive to win the NFC North division and a spot in the playoffs, the chances the Packers are able to do so only become worse without a healthy Cobb and his teammates.