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Cobb is their top receiver and primary return man and injured his ankle while returning a punt in the third quarter of the Packers' 55-7 win over Tennessee. He limped over to the sidelines after the play and didn't return to the game.
At the time coach Mike McCarthy said, "I hope it's not serious. The training staff on the field did not give me anything to believe that it was very serious, but as you know with ankle sprains and joint injuries, the next day is a huge indicator."
Cobb set a team record during the Tennessee game for total net yards (receiving, rushing, and returns) of 2,342, topping former running back Ahman Green's previous record of 2,250 yards in 2003.
McCarthy has given no indication whether he'll have Cobb continue as the kickoff and punt returner when he comes back from his injury. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suggested that Cobb be taken off those duties to diminish the risk of injury.
"He's a big time player. He's fun to watch. Just trying to get him the ball in space. He makes some big plays. He's got incredible preparation habits. He's always ready to play, knows where he's supposed to be. He's like a seven- or eight-year veteran out there, it feels like at times. I feel like we've played together for a while. He understands the concepts we're running, where to get open. He's a big time player. Hope we can get him off special teams soon," Rodger said.
Cobb's breakout season has made him an essential part of what the team has done well on offense this season. Cobb is also dealing with a knee injury, which makes it a greater likelihood that the team will hold him back till the playoffs. The team's decision will be a little easier if Jordy Nelson plays this week, after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury. Nelson practiced in full on Wednesday and McCarthy said he looked good.
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