When Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb went down in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend, many fans feared the worst. However, Cobb has come out and said he doesn't plan on missing a single game.
After Jordy Nelson was dismissed for the season with an torn ACL, many Packers fans were hoping there would be no more injuries to their receiving corps this season. Those fears were nearly confirmed when Cobb went down against the Eagles with what many suspected to be a broken collarbone.
However, to his relief and to Packers fans everywhere, it was only a shoulder sprain, and Cobb fully expects to be fit and ready to play come the season opener against the Chicago Bears.
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He said according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette: “I don’t plan on missing a game. I’m doing everything in my power to get back before then, but we still don’t know severity. We’ve still got to get a lot of the swelling out. It definitely is a lot better then what we all thought it was in the beginning.
“Obviously, it could’ve been a lot worse. For not being what we thought it could’ve been is definitely a blessing.”
It seems like a bit a deja vu as Cobb will once again be coming back from a injury to play against the Bears, like he did back in 2013. The wide receiver drew comparisons to this occasion, as he believes he won't need much practice time to play again this time around either.
He said: “I don’t think it really matters. I’m going to go out and play football whenever I’m on the field. I didn’t practice much going into the Bears back in 2013, and I came back after 10 weeks [recovering from a broken fibula]. So I don’t think it really matters.”
Cobb would have been rested, injury or no injury, in the Packers final preseason game against the New Orleans Saints as teams don't usually play their starters.
However, a great sigh of relief will come from many Packers fans as their fears of Cobb spending time on the sidelines alongside Nelson are diminished. Their confidence in the team will also improve thanks to Cobb's eagerness to get back on the field as soon as possible.