The Green Bay Packers have enough problems to worry about between their banged-up offensive line and receiver Jordy Nelson having a knee procedure that will sideline him for the rest of training camp. The Packers hope Nelson will be able to return for the team’s Week 1 game against the 49ers.
The last thing they need is their best receiver in Randall Cobb to be injured as well, but that’s what happened when Cobb dropped out of practice Tuesday and had an ice bag on his upper arm. It was later revealed he’d suffered a minor biceps injury. He dressed in pads Wednesday and took part in some individual drills but didn’t participate in any drills involving contact, but expects to play in the team’s preseason opener vs the Arizona Cardinals:
I have a pretty big biceps so I’ll be OK. I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.
We’re just being cautious with it, being careful, making sure we don’t elongate the injury any longer than what it is.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has already said this offseason that he wants to lessen Cobb’s role on special teams. He currently serves as the team’s kick returner.
McCarthy previously said if someone else proved capable in that role, he would remove Cobb from special teams and allow him to concentrate solely on his duties on offense.