Packers WR Randall Cobb had clean-up surgery on ankle
#Packers veteran WR Randall Cobb recently underwent surgery to clean out the back of his ankle to fix a persisting issue, sources say, as he continues to weigh his future. If he plays in 2023, the surgery will help him be pain free.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2023
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb had surgery to clean up a “persisting issue” with his ankle, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Cobb, who turns 33 years old in August, missed four games after injuring his ankle last season. He is a free agent after his contract voided last month.
Cobb’s football future is uncertain, and Rapoport notes that he is still weighing his options on returning next season. The operation would, in theory, clear the way health-wise for Cobb to play a 13th NFL season in 2023, although it’s unclear if playing in Green Bay is an option.
It’s possible Cobb’s future is tied to Aaron Rodgers, who is still deciding his own playing future.
Over the last two seasons with the Packers, Cobb caught 62 passes for 792 yards and six touchdowns while playing 25 games and 742 total snaps (371 snaps each season). He also returned five punts. Injuries to his core in 2021 and ankle in 2022 cost him eight total games. He needed surgery to fix a core muscle injury in 2021.
Cobb has played 10 seasons in Green Bay, making over $50 million in salary while with the Packers.