Packers WR Randall Cobb out indefinitely with significant core injury – Packers Wire

Packers WR Randall Cobb out indefinitely with significant core injury – Packers Wire
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The Green Bay Packers won’t have veteran receiver Randall Cobb for the foreseeable future.

Coach Matt LaFleur revealed that Cobb will be out indefinitely with a “significant” core injury.

“Cobb is going to be out for a while. He had a pretty significant injury,” LaFleur said Thursday. “That’s unfortunate because he’s done such an amazing job when given the opportunity.”

Cobb suffered the injury against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12. He was originally ruled out of the game with a groin injury, but his labeling was changed to core when he missed practice Wednesday.

Given the groin to core connection, Cobb most likely has a sports hernia and will require surgery.

If Cobb does need surgery, he could be out 6-8 weeks, putting him in danger of missing the rest of the season. For reference, Allen Lazard had core surgery last season and missed seven weeks.

Through the first 12 games, Cobb caught 28 passes for 345 yards and five touchdowns. He has four catches for 95 yards and a score before suffering the injury against the Rams.

LaFleur said the Packers would use Lazard, Equanimeous St. Brown and Davante Adams more in the slot, and rookie Amari Rodgers could get more chances to get on the field.

LaFleur said Rodgers, the team’s third-round pick, is a “young player” who is “still growing” and “going to get better.”

“We have high expectations for him. I do think he’ll get more opportunity,” LaFleur said.

Cobb, now 31, is signed through the 2022 season, but he is unlikely to be back in Green Bay at his current cap number ($9.6 million) next year.