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Cobb happy to practice, but hasn't been cleared to play yet

Dec. 18, 2013
 
Packers receiver Randall Cobb returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking his tibia against the Baltimore Ravens in October. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Packers receiver Randall Cobb returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking his tibia against the Baltimore Ravens in October. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

Randall Cobb said heís only been running for about a week, so his return to practice today wasnít at full speed.

ďJust trying to get back acclimated to running,Ē said Cobb, who broke his tibia in the Baltimore Ravens game in October.

The Packers receiver said he is taking it day to day and doesnít have a timetable about when he can play in a game. He said he has been cleared to run and practice, but not play in a game.

ďDefinitely thereís a mental block that Iíve got to run through,Ē said Cobb. ďItís kind of like letting a horse out of the gate and letting him run into the wilderness a little bit and get himself back. Iím at the point where I have to continue to work and continue to trust my body and trust that Iím healed.Ē

Cobb said itís important that he is fearless about the injury when he returns.

ďI have to get to a point where Iím not thinking about my knee and Iím worried about what Iím doing on the field,Ē said Cobb.

Being out for an extended period of time is something new for Cobb.

ďIíve never been in a position where Iíve had to miss games like this,Ē he said. ďItís very tough. Itís very frustrating. But it was still a blessing because it could have been a lot worse than it was. I try to have a positive outlook on where Iím at and the position Iím in.Ē

Cobb said it was fun to get back on the practice field.

"Iím very grateful and humbled to be back out there with my teammates and just being back in the action," said Cobb. "Everybody was making fun of me because I was smiling from ear to ear, from getting my helmet back, getting a new pair of cleats and just being at practice. Itís a very good day for me, Iíd say.
Early Christmas present, for sure.Ē

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