When Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb went down in Saturday’s 39-26 preseason loss to the Eagles, he feared he had broken his collarbone.
Cobb was taken to the locker room and x-rays on his shoulder turned up negative. Follow-up tests the next day also showed nothing more than a shoulder sprain (AC Joint) which means the Packers and Cobb dodged a bullet.
There’s a chance that Cobb could be ready to go for the Packers regular season opener at Chicago in two weeks.
If Cobb can’t play in that game, then the next men up are Jeff Janis and rookie Ty Montgomery. Both played well against the Eagles, but both are nowhere near the caliber of Cobb.
The Packers have already lost Jordy Nelson to a season ending knee injury. When that happened, Cobb became the top receiver for the Packers.
The Packers may need to plan a different form of attack, using running back Eddie Lacy to help wear down defenses to go along with the Packers potent passing game.
Cobb just signed a new free agent deal in the offseason, following an outstanding season a year ago. The Packers need him to stay healthy moving forward.