GREEN BAY -- Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson is out for the season after suffering a knee injury last week as the Packers took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in their second pre-season matchup -- and on Saturday, August 29th, as the Pack took on the Philadelphia Eagles in their pre-season home opener, three more Packers players suffered injuries.
The first player who headed to the locker room early in Saturday's matchup was wide receiver Randall Cobb.
It was later learned that Cobb had suffered a shoulder injury.
Cobb discussed the injury with reporters in a post-game interview.
"Just caught the ball, and was going down to the ground, and, you know, I had a guy land on top of me, and, you know, I was just jogging off the field at the end of the series and I could feel the pain and I didn't know exactly what it was. It was discomfort and I let the doc check it out. We went back and got X-rays. It's not what we think it could have been. We thought it could have been the collarbone or something. It's not, so fortunately there's a silver lining in it. I just came down on my shoulder the wrong way. Just taking it day-by-day right now. Going to run some tests (Sunday), and we'll see from there. I don't think it will be (a long-term thing). We're just taking it day-by-day right now, and we'll find out more (Sunday). It was definitely (scary). It felt like a bad dream in that situation, you know, having Jordy Nelson go down last week, and then, you know, three plays into this series, you know, it's just unfortunate. You know, we've got to play football. We've got to get ready for the season. (The pre-season) is part of it. It has been like this for awhile," Cobb said.
ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky said on Twitter Sunday after tests, Packers officials are hopeful Cobb will play in the first regular season game, scheduled for Sunday, September 13th vs. the Chicago Bears.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport said on Twitter Sunday a source has indicated Cobb suffered "an AC joint sprain."
"I saw Randall in the locker room. He was part of the team prayer," Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said in a post-game news conference.
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