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Packers Get Big Update on Randall Cobb's Injury Return Timeline

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Green Bay Packers have received a big update on Randall Cobb's injury return timeline.
The Green Bay Packers have received a big update on Randall Cobb's injury return timeline. / (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Green Bay Packers' already-thin wide receiving corps took another hit on Sunday when Randall Cobb left with an ankle injury. The immediate concern was that Cobb would be sidelined for a significant chunk of time, considering how much pain he was in.

However, Green Bay has now received a big update on Cobb's return timeline.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Cobb has avoided a fracture and instead is only nursing a sprain. That severely cuts his recovery time down, since the veteran may be able to return in as little as 2-4 weeks.

This is great news for the Packers. Their wideouts have been banged up all year, with Allen Lazard missing time to begin the season, while Sammy Watkins and Christian Watson are currently sidelined. This group's health struggles have clearly had an impact on the offense, as Aaron Rodgers looks out of sync with most of his new pass-catchers.

Cobb has provided a safety blanket for Rodgers as the latter develops timing with his new weapons. The former Pro Bowl WR has turned 26 targets into 18 receptions and 257 yards this season.

It remains to be seen if Watson or Watkins is able to return soon and help mitigate the loss of Cobb. Otherwise, it'll be on the likes of Lazard, Romeo Doubs and Amari Rodgers to lead this receiving corps.

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