Packers expecting WR Randall Cobb to miss ‘some time’ with ankle injury

Randall Cobb’s 2022 season isn’t over, but the Green Bay Packers are still expecting the veteran slot receiver to miss a few upcoming games after he injured his ankle in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets.

Coach Matt LaFleur confirmed that Cobb avoided what was originally feared: a season-ending injury.

“Yeah, it’s not going to be a one-week deal or anything like that, he’s going to miss some time, but he definitely avoided a serious injury,” LaFleur said Monday.

The broadcast showed Cobb with a towel draped over his head as he left the field on a cart on Sunday, clearly emotional about the potential of his season being over.

Evaluation of the injury ruled out the worst-case scenario, and now Cobb’s 2022 season has a second life.

The Packers may end up putting Cobb on injured reserve, which would mean missing a minimum of four games.

“We’ll see where we’re at,” LaFleur said.

Cobb caught one pass for eight yards against the Jets. Through six weeks, Cobb ranks second on the team in receiving yards (257) and fourth in targets (26) and receptions (18).

In his place, second-year receiver Amari Rodgers played 24 snaps on Sunday.

Elsewhere at receiver, LaFleur said Sammy Watkins – who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury – is close to returning and could be available for Wednesday’s practice. Placing Cobb on IR could be the roster move necessary for activating Watkins, who caught six passes for 111 yards in the Packers’ first two games.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire