Report: Packers WR Randall Cobb suffers ankle injury

-- The Green Bay Packers may enter training camp lacking one of their biggest offensive components.

According to Michael Cohen of PackersNews.com, wide receiver Randall Cobb is dealing with a right ankle injury that may require the team to slowly ease him back into action come late July.

Cobb's only absence during the Packers' organized team activity period was due to a personal matter. Since he's entering his eighth season and is considered a veteran, he was one of the handful of players excused from the team's three-day mandatory minicamp.

According to reports, Cobb was last seen on the field for the final public OTA practice of the spring -- June 4. Now, he's wearing a walking boot on his right ankle, which he described as "temporary."

It's still unclear whether or not Cobb had surgery. For what it's worth, the Packers have no concerns about his availability for the September 9 season opener against the Chicago Bears.

Cobb finished second on the team in receiving yards last season (653), second in receptions (66) and third in touchdowns (4).

The Packers parted ways with Jordy Nelson in March, one of their biggest receiving threats over the last decade, leaving Cobb and Davante Adams as the two elder statesmen of a young group that features three new freshly-drafted rookies expected to contribute in some facet in 2018.

Cobb is one of two receivers in NFL history with at least 600 targets and a catch percentage above 70.0 percent.

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4thand1's picture

June 25, 2018 at 09:57 am

THE SKY IS FALLING, or the boot is dropping.

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Vrog's picture

June 28, 2018 at 09:34 am

My heart bleeds for you....

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Spock's picture

June 25, 2018 at 10:20 am

"For what it's worth, the Packers have no concerns about his availability for the September 9 season opener against the Chicago Bears." THAT sentence makes me feel better. At least the injury is early enough that he will have time to heal before the regular season. Yikes, yet another injury bug cropping up. Let's hope it is NOT a precursor for others (crosses fingers, toes, eyes, throws salt over shoulder and sighs).

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Tundraboy's picture

June 25, 2018 at 10:51 am

My initial reaction was oh shit. On second thought this will enable or force them to play one of the rookies, should one of them stand out.

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Since'61's picture

June 25, 2018 at 11:17 am

11-12 weeks to recover, so no problem.
Thanks, Since '61

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Tarynfor12's picture

June 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm

I'm sure Perry will show up with some ailment.

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4thand10's picture

June 25, 2018 at 05:20 pm

Understatement of the century....

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Bure9620's picture

June 25, 2018 at 11:45 am

More valuble reps for the 3 Rooks and Yancey in camp, and a chance to work with Aaron more, it will actually be a positive in the long run

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Cartwright's picture

June 25, 2018 at 12:02 pm

They haven't said how it happened. It must have been another freak accident like CMIII. If it happened during camp I would think they'd report it. Makes me wonder if there is a Chicago Bear with a voodoo doll sticking pins in our guys.

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Coby Cuzzocrea's picture

June 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

weither he is injured or not accident prone or not.I wish him a speedy recovery.I don't want to lose Cobb as a PLAYER .I wish him the best.

***** in fact I hope Jordy comes back & retires as a packer or Plays a ssn with Our packs b4 retiring.

Cobb may seem to get injured alot some of the players get hurt outside of their Duties with the Packers.They do have Lives..
*** GOD BLESS & take care Mr Randall Cobbs. get better quick so you can be Ready for those Bears!!!!

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Demon's picture

June 25, 2018 at 01:14 pm

Note to Gute, please try to draft players who can at minimum, make it inside the stadium before getting hurt.

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Lare's picture

June 25, 2018 at 01:46 pm

No problem. If it was Adams or Graham though, that would be a problem.

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Bearmeat's picture

June 25, 2018 at 04:41 pm

Actually, while I hope it doesn't linger into preseason game 2, Cobb is a vet. If he's healthy come 9.9, he will be fine. I'd actually prefer the young guys get snaps with ARod for the early part of training camp.

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Tundraboy's picture

June 26, 2018 at 10:31 am

That's what I'm thinking.

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PAPackerbacker's picture

June 25, 2018 at 05:33 pm

Are you kidding me? An injury already. Why is it the Packers have so many injuries? It will give the rookies more time to get accustomed to Rodgers, but an injury already. I know there will be injuries, but what happens when there is full contact? Seriously, get a better conditioning program in place. Same old same old. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Randall Cobb. The Packers need your experience and skills. Get well soon!!

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Demon's picture

June 25, 2018 at 06:27 pm

Werent us know nothing fans screaming for the strength and conditioning coach to be on the same rail that was used to run Capers out of town?

Anyone going to tell me that i shouldnt comment if i cant do better?

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WKUPackFan's picture

June 25, 2018 at 08:48 pm

Feel free to comment, but it is pretty much a given that you cannot do better than a professional football training staff.

This issue was resolved years ago. While injury prevention is a goal, no strengh and conditioning coach (or training staff) has methods to prevent sprained ankles, knee ligament tears, or broken bones.

Finding the apostrophe on your keypad and using the capital "I" might help with your problem of people telling you that you shouldn't comment.

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Oppy's picture

June 25, 2018 at 08:37 pm

There's about 90 players on the roster this time of year.
The odds of a few guys out of 90 having an injury at any given time is pretty good- even for regular people who aren't athletes training hard every day.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 25, 2018 at 09:29 pm

Oppy,
Exactly!

Pushing yourself hard during workouts creates the possibility for injury. You hope it doesn't happen but it can. Has happened to me several times but more susceptible as we age.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

June 25, 2018 at 09:26 pm

Seriously...you don't think injuries can't happen during strenuous workouts? You cannot play at this level unless you are constantly working out hard and pushing yourself. WOW!

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Chuck Farley's picture

June 25, 2018 at 05:49 pm

He'll be ok. If its strecthed ligaments, 3 month's in cast. Torn Lig, kiss six months goodbye. Broken ankle, playing in four weeks. Simple twisted ankle two weeks.

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DetroitSUCKS's picture

June 25, 2018 at 06:03 pm

since Jordy is gone now the Lion fans esp think along with other rival fans that AR is done . Since Rodgers had his worst season ever when Jordy was out we are doomed. . They forget a kid named Allison went into Detoilet and had the huge catches on the way to a division banner in there cess poll

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4thand1's picture

June 25, 2018 at 09:59 pm

Vets hardly play in pre season anyway under MM. We usually see them in the 1st half of game 3 in pre season and not much more. The chip is back, AR came in at #10 on the top 100 players. He will come out on fire.

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realitybytez's picture

June 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm

kept the wrong big-money receiver.

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Mojo's picture

June 25, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Rumor has it that it's not the ankle but a callus on his toe.

Corn on the Cobb.

Ba da bum.

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Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

June 26, 2018 at 12:17 am

Shucks, there may be a kernel of truth to that. Ears to you.

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DukeDivine's picture

June 26, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Come on guys. Stop with the corny jokes would ya?!?!.

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NickPerry's picture

June 26, 2018 at 06:08 am

"the Packers have no concerns about his availability for the September 9 season opener against the Chicago Bears."

Hmmm...I've fallen for this Okie-Doak before pal!

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dobber's picture

June 26, 2018 at 07:58 am

The Packers behavior from here on will tell the tale. If they do make a move for a vet WR, that tells you all you need to know.

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cheesycowboy's picture

June 26, 2018 at 02:53 pm

oh geez Dobber, you just opened a Pandora's box for the next 6 weeks.

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dobber's picture

June 26, 2018 at 08:28 pm

Heh heh!

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chaka's picture

June 27, 2018 at 11:12 am

Cobb is at best a #3 or #4 on most teams. He is awful. Cannot get separation. No speed, short. Should have dumped him instead of Nelson.

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