The Green Bay Packers have been struggling with injuries all year long; however, the Packers were getting healthy at the right time and are poised to make a strong push for the Super Bowl. Last weekend’s wild-card game was the first time since Week 1 that the Packers had their top three receivers, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb all on the field at the same time. Now the injury report is looking all to familiar with Nelson and Cobb both missing practice on Wednesday.
Nelson has been battling a hamstring injury and a knee injury for the entire year and was not able to play a full game last weekend in the wild-card game. Late in the game last week, Nelson re-injured his knee and limped off the field. Nelson was seen smiling coming off the field, but he has been in pain this whole week of practice and his status of the game on Saturday is questionable.
Cobb has been the most healthy receiver all season and only missed one game which was on Week 17 because of an ankle injury he sustained after fielding a punt return. Cobb was back to his old form and didn’t miss any action this week which makes it curious why Cobb missed practice today. There has been no word yet on why he missed practice and head coach Mike McCarthy will address the matter at his daily press conference today.
The Packers are going against one of the best defenses in the league in the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay will need every weapon they have if they want to win the game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been able to have the same group of receivers on the field every week, but the chemistry has not been lost yet between quarterback and receiver.
Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, who missed the game last weekend, was also absent during practice today. With the amount of injuries at the receiver position this might leave an opening for veteran wide receiver Donald Driver to be reactivated onto the team’s roster.
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