The two Green Bay Packers receivers who are among the team’s walking wounded — Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb — do not have serious injuries.
Nelson pulled up lame with a quad injury during the first series of the Packers’ loss to the Falcons. Cobb hurt his shoulder late in the game.
Cobb is currently day-to-day.
#Packers WR Randall Cobb, who had an MRI for a shoulder injury today, is considered day-to-day, source said. Nothing major.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2017
Here’s the but.
While Nelson’s injury isn’t considered serious, he only has a 50 percent chance to play in week 3.
Packers WR Jordy Nelson's quad strain is not considered serious but he is "50-50" for Sunday vs. Bengals, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2017
If the Packers were playing, say, the Minnesota Vikings or Detroit Lions in week 3, we might be concerned. They’re playing the 0-2, offensively-challenged Cincinnati Bengals, though.
Throw in that the Bengals are an AFC team and this game means next to nothing. That’s not to say the Packers shouldn’t win. They should win regardless. Cincinnati hasn’t even scored a touchdown yet this year.
What I’m getting at here is, why not just hold Jordy out of this game and make sure he’s 100 percent for the Bears the following week? Or even hold him out of the Bears game if he isn’t 100 percent.
Point being, the Packers have bigger fish to fry.
I would suspect if the Packers get one of their starting tackles back this week, they’ll have no problem with the Bengals.