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Cobb says mid-December is earliest he could return

Nov. 20, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb (18) reaches for his knee after getting hit by Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam during their Oct. 13 game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb (18) reaches for his knee after getting hit by Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam during their Oct. 13 game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

Packers receiver Randall Cobb said today in the locker room that the earliest he could return is mid-December and suggested it wasn’t a fractured fibula that landed him on the injured reserve list designated for return.

When asked if reports of a fractured fibula were inaccurate, Cobb said: “It wasn’t what it was.” He declined to reveal the exact nature of the injury.

Here is more from Cobb’s conversation with the media in the locker room.

On how he is feeling: “Obviously I’m off crutches, I’m finally moving around, just now getting into some body weight stuff, just taking it slow.”

On when he can return: “I don’t know, I think that’s out of the question right now. We’re trying to get back to walking and running.”

On mid-December being a target date for his return: “That’s the earliest I could come back. It’s not a target date. It’s the earliest that I can come back depending on where I am in my rehab.”

On if there’s a chance he won’t play again this year: “I didn’t say that.”

On if he will for sure play in the regular season: “I can’t make that call right now. 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.”

On if he was injured on a dirty hit: “You know it was what it was. I’m just happy that my teammates stuck up for me the way they did. … I think they said enough.”

On reportedly breaking his fibula: “Did I break a bone?”

On if there’s some doubt about breaking a bone: “That’s the reports. I don’t know.”

On why he won’t give the specific nature of his injury: “It doesn’t matter, does it?”

When pressed on the injury: “A broken bone, I don’t know about that. But hey that was what the reports was so it is what it is.”

On whether the reports about a broken bone were inaccurate: “It wasn’t what it was, but hey.”

On if it’s some type of a fracture or crack: “I’m getting better.”

On whether he fractured his fibula: “I’m getting better.”

When asked about specifics of his injury: “My injury put me out 6 to 8 weeks, according to what (the doctors) say.”

On why he would let inaccurate information hang out there about him: “As long as I know what’s wrong with me, the doctors and my family know what’s wrong with me, I don’t really care what anybody else says or thinks.”

On whether he can say it wasn’t a fracture: “They put me out six to eight weeks.”

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