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Cobb's biceps injury could sideline him again

Aug. 13, 2013
 

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb could be facing problems with a right biceps injury for several weeks or more. / Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

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Though Randall Cobb has returned to practice this week after sitting out the preseason opener last Friday night, he was favoring his injured right biceps in practice Tuesday and could be facing problems with the injury for several weeks and perhapslonger.

Cobb injured his biceps at the Packers’ Family Night scrimmage a little more than a week ago. Coach Mike McCarthy noticed Cobb favoring his arm late in practice Tuesday. Cobb has practiced this week with his arm heavily wrapped.

“In Randall’s case, it’s probably something he’s going to be battling for a while,” McCarthy said.

Cobb said he’s struggling to balance his need to practice so he can remain sharp against the need to rest the injury. When asked if he was smart by practicing Tuesday, he offered a curt, “No.”

“I know at some point during the season I’m going to be in pain and I’m going to have to play and I’m going to have to be productive when I do play,” Cobb said. “So trying to push through right now is more of a mindset for me. It’s nothing to be worried about. I may look like I’m in a lot of pain, and I may be in a lot of pain, but I’ll be fine.”

Judging by the way Cobb labored through the end of practice Tuesday, there’s a decent chance the Packers will either sit him or cut back his work load the rest of the week. There also doesn’t appear to be any reason why McCarthy would play Cobb in the Packers’ preseason game at St. Louis on Saturday night.

When asked if he expects to practice Wednesday, Cobb said: “We’ll probably talk about it. I’m sure coach McCarthy’s probably looking for me right now. So … and I’m trying to get to the training room and get some treatment on it.”

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