Packers WR Randall Cobb out multiple weeks with an ankle injury

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – The good news for the Green Bay Packers is that receiver Randall Cobb hasn’t lost for the season. The bad news for them as they continue to seek solutions to their offensive struggles is that they will be left without an Aaron Rodgers favorite for several weeks.

Cobb suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s defeat to the New York Jets. It looked like the players rolled into each of his legs and it wasn’t clear which ankle was injured.

“It’s not going to be like a week-long deal or something; I think it’s going to waste some time,” Packers manager Matt LaFleur said Monday. “But he definitely avoided a serious injury.”

The casualty reserve is a possibility for Cobb. If so, Cobb would have to miss at least four games.

Cobb was the Packers main catcher in the week 5 defeat to the Giants in London, where he landed seven catches for 99 yards. The Packers have had a different main catcher in each of their six games and Cobb is second on the team by yards received (257) and fourth by catches (18).

Another receiver may come off the reserve with injuries this week: veteran Sammy Watkins, who suffered a hamstring injury after his second game of the season. Watkins ran on the pitch Sunday before the game.

“We’ll see how he feels on Wednesday and hopefully maybe he can [practice]and we can open that window, ‚ÄĚLaFleur said.

The Packers also played Sunday without receiver rookie Christian Watson, who has a hamstring injury. Watson remains on the roster, which would indicate that they think he could be back in under four weeks. All the moving parts of the receiver, combined with the fact that the Packers could make changes to the offensive line this week after Rodgers was hit nine times by the Jets, could be another reason Rodgers said he needed to streamline theirs. attack.

“I just think that, based on how we have been playing in the last two weeks, I think it will be in our best interest to simplify things for everyone: for the line, for the full backs, for the receivers, especially with Cobby’s injury,” he said. said Rodgers. “It just simplifies a few things, and maybe this will help us get back on track.”

LaFleur said he spoke to Rodgers on Monday. However, he was vague with reporters when he was questioned about his quarterback’s remarks, saying he didn’t know exactly what Rodgers meant by his comments.

“What are we asking our kids to do? This is what you always look at critically,” LaFleur said. “I know that every time we walk out of a game and look at each play critically, you always ask yourself, ‘Did we give our kids a chance?'”

Sunday marked the first time the Packers (3-3) have lost two consecutive regular season games in LaFleur’s four seasons as manager. They have scored just 107 points this season, which ESPN Stats & Information Research says is the lowest number in a span of six games with Rodgers as the starting quarterback.

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