One of the under-the-radar injuries that the Green Bay Packers suffered on Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons was to wide receiver Randall Cobb. In the fourth quarter with the game seemingly out of hand, Cobb left the field with what was reported as a shoulder injury and did not return.
Trevor Davis took Cobb’s place when the Packers went with three wide receivers, due in part to Jordy Nelson’s absence after he injured his left quad early in the game.
On Monday, Cobb is scheduled to have an MRI to evaluate his shoulder, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Although Packers fans are concerned about Nelson, and rightfully so, this suggests that Cobb’s injury may be more serious than it first appears and that there is at least a chance that he may miss some time.
On the other hand, this may simply be a precautionary test to verify that nothing is wrong structurally with the shoulder. Expect to find out more later this week once the test is complete.
Head coach Mike McCarthy speaks to the media at about 8:00 PM Monday evening, where he will likely reveal some details about the glut of injuries that struck the Packers. In addition to Nelson and Cobb, a slew of other Packers missed at least some time on Sunday with injuries suffered during the game. That list includes names like Kentrell Brice, Davon House, Dean Lowry, and most notably Mike Daniels.