The Green Bay Packers have been holding out hope for several weeks that wide receiver Randall Cobb would be able to return at some point this season after he broke his leg. Unfortunately, it is becoming more doubtful that he will, especially if the Packers continue to lose football games.
“I can’t make that call right now,” Cobb said, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Right now, today, I cannot play. I’m doing everything I can. I’m working my butt off in the rehab process. This is something that it needs time. It’s getting better. There’s still no timeline on when I can come back.”
Cobb isn’t eligible to return until Week 15. The organization’s thought process was to bring him back and let him get a little work in before the playoffs. However, Green Bay is in danger of missing out on the postseason altogether after they dropped three games in a row.
With superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers sidelined with a broken collar bone and several other players dealing with various injuries, it might be better to let Cobb rest right into the offseason. There is no point in rushing him back to the field, especially if Rodgers might not even be the one who is throwing him the ball.
Obviously, the Packers aren’t writing off this season. With that being said, the organization has to look ahead to next year as well. If Rodgers or Cobb come back and suffer a more serious injury then the 2014 season is in jeopardy.
I still believe Rodgers will suit up within the next few games, but I wouldn’t count on Cobb returning from his injury this season.