Randall Cobb returned to practice this week after sitting out the Green Bay Packers first preseason game with a biceps injury. It turns out that injury is more serious than we thought.
Cobb was clutching his arm continuously during practice on Tuesday, but he finished practice anyway. Afterward, he admitted that probably wasn’t smart.
“I know at some point during the season I’m going to be in pain and I’m going to have to play and I’m going to have to be productive when I do play,” Cobb said. “So, trying to push through right now is more of a mindset for me. It’s nothing to be worried about. I may look like I’m in a lot of pain, and I may be in a lot of pain, but I’ll be fine.”
Coach Mike McCarthy said the injury is going to be something that’s going to linger for a while.
“It’s something that a lot of time is spent on, and frankly, it’s not one of my favorite things to do because it is very time-consuming during the mornings. In Randall’s case, it’s probably something he’s going to be battling for a while.”
So the Packers are going to probably have to be cautious with Cobb, which could mean he’ll be limited or even sidelined until his arm feels better.
Although Cobb appears to want to play through the pain, there’s really no reason good reason for him to do that during training camp. And the Packers would be smart to sit him until he’s more fully recovered.