The Green Bay Packers' head coach, Mike McCarthy, met with reporters on Monday afternoon to recap a game that saw three key players for his team go down with injuries. McCarthy was painfully vague with his injury updates, however, only giving a general idea of the availability of each player for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Bad news: McCarthy said that Cobb will be out multiple weeks.
Good news: Adam Schefter seems to think that he'll be out a shorter period, rather than a longer one:
For now, sounds like Packers WR Randall Cobb is expected to miss two weeks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 14, 2013
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport isn't quite as optimistic about Cobb, as his sources are giving him a different timeline:
On #Packers WR Randall Cobb: I’m told his knee injury could keep him out a month or longer. Not season-ending it looked like. Will take time— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 14, 2013
McCarthy would not confirm the reports that Perry broke his foot. He only said that Perry does have a foot injury and that he "does not have a chance to play" on Sunday against the Browns. That's certainly better than ruling him out for multiple weeks, which would likely be the case if it were more of a serious injury.
All in all, this has to be thought of as the Packers dodging a series of bullets. Cobb's injury looked awful, and when Jones went down a hamstring injury seemed logical. Plus, when news of Perry's foot injury came out today, that sounded like a 4-6 week injury at minimum. Let's hope all three are back on the field in the next two to three weeks.
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